SpartaNation 2020 | Day Two Site Visits
Andrew Berglind ‘09
Police Officer, New York Police Department Training Academy
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
What does it mean to you to have York College students coming to your place of work for a special site visit?
I think it’s exposing students to an area they do not get to see. Everyone knows a cop, but not everyone knows an instructor in the academy. It’s a unique person that allows me to impact hundreds of recruits a year to hopefully have a long, prosperous career.
How has York College helped you get to where you are today?
York college has brought out the best in me. I achieved the best grades I ever have and was able to achieve that through hard work, something we are all capable of doing. Being the commencement speaker created the foundation I needed to be able to speak in a classroom.
What do you enjoy most about your current professional role?
I enjoy teaching and being a positive influence as recruits begin their careers. A positive mentor can influence a lot and I was fortunate to have an instructor like that when I was a recruit.