Jeff: My name is Jeff Berry. I’m one of the lieutenants, and I’ve been here for about two months starting in July. I’ve been in the security industry for a long time, coming up on close to a decade. In the time I’ve been in the industry, I’ve heard a lot of good things about this organization and this group. I’ve had some personal connections with some of the executives and staff here, and I thought it was a good time to switch gears from where I was and come on board and ride the adventure. My personality type is kind of protective. I like helping people. I’m always trying to find ways to better the world around me, keeping people safe and their possessions and their peace and well-being.
Interviewer: Security is often thankless work. Many times you do amazing things and don’t get thanked for it. What is it like for you when you go home at the end of the day?
Jeff: It’s family time for me. For me, not getting thanked isn’t that imperative. I know I’m making the world a better place. My thanks I get is the thanks I get for myself, knowing that the world is a little bit better for what I do. My wife and I have been together for 18 years; we’ve been married for 12. We have a son at home and a dog; he is a husky, so a very energetic household. We are kind of comic book geeks. We’ve seen all the Marvel movies; we go to Comic-Con, and we just generally enjoy each other. I also have two adult daughters that live in Kansas City and a grandson who is about a year and a half old.
Jeff: I do have a poem that was published in a book that’s no longer in print several years ago when I was in my freshman year of high school.
Interviewer: How would you sum up Northwest Enforcement in one or two words?
Interviewer: Why do you say that?
Jeff: Because I know that it’s all part of the culture that’s trying to be built here. There are references to our core values and statements, but there’s a realization of it as well. There’s the application of it, and then there’s also living it, honestly believing it, and it’s there. Just like every family, there are dynamics between personalities, but you work on them like a group with a dedicated common goal, knowing that with honor and respect towards everybody, and I really do see that here.