Forum editorial: Green best choice as Clay sheriff
Bryan Green, the lead investigator with the Clay County Sheriff's Office, is our choice for county sheriff. Green is highly qualified, properly motivated and has demonstrated excellent leadership skills. Moreover, his record of law enforcemen...
Bryan Green, the lead investigator with the Clay County Sheriff's Office, is our choice for county sheriff.
Green is highly qualified, properly motivated and has demonstrated excellent leadership skills. Moreover, his record of law enforcement and other service reveals a superior work ethic.
Green's opponent is Bill Bergquist, the D.A.R.E. officer for the Moorhead Police Department. Bergquist is as dedicated to law enforcement as anyone, but we feel he lacks the depth and breadth of experience that should be required for a county sheriff.
Green's roots are deep in Clay County, where he was born and reared and where many members of his family still live.
Green's interest in law enforcement is demonstrated by his security police work with the North Dakota Air National Guard unit in Fargo, his work with Fargo police and his seven years as a Clay County deputy sheriff. During his career he's worked on patrol duty, instruction, emergency services, gang task forces and currently as lead investigator for the sheriff's department.
As a longtime Clay County resident, Green knows the people he would serve as sheriff. He has a good track record in law enforcement, and brings to his candidacy an impressive understanding of the public safety threats facing the region. He cites the methamphetamine epidemic as a growing problem that needs more attention from law enforcement and in other sectors, including work in the schools to alert young people to the dangers of the drug.
Green cites experience, leadership and a work ethic as the factors he looks for in hiring law enforcement officers.
He'll find those qualities in himself, as confirmed by his years of excellent police work. As sheriff, he would serve Clay County with professionalism and dedication.
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