Sergeant Rich Beronda
Sergeant Beronda was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the summer of 2009 after which he was immediately assigned to the E-2 watch. During his tenure as an E-2 supervisor, Sergeant Beronda has established himself not only as an accomplished supervisor, but a sought after mentor to those that have had the privilege to work for him. His devotion to his subordinates goes without equal within the ranks of the patrol division. Given that the average tenure of the officers assigned to the E-2 shift is less than 4 years, supervising such a young and inexperienced group can be challenging at times. Sergeant Beronda has become a constant source of knowledge who is always available, whether it is a phone call in the field or an actual response to the scene to offer guidance. His unwavering demeanor has become contagious to the younger officers as they try to navigate the treacherous beginnings of a police career. As further testament to his dedication, Sergeant Beronda has done all of this without the benefit of a regular partner because of the collateral duties of partner supervisors and the recent injury suffered by Sergeant Lehan.
Sergeant Beronda has over 15 years of experience and utilizes his knowledge to mentor and educate officers daily. He treats his employees with respect and is respected by the entire shift. He makes the most of every opportunity as grounds for teaching to improve individual officer’s strengths and correct their deficiencies. His dry wit and blunt humor has been a welcome buffer during briefings, helping to keep things in perspective and focused on what’s important: enjoying the job and performing to the high standard Carlsbad citizens deserve.
As a shift, E-2 is a very close group who collectively enjoys working with each other. They work hard and work well together because of the example that Sergeant Beronda has set for each of them. The squad is greatly appreciative that they have him as a supervisor. His caring nature and dedication are constant reminders of why they became police officers.