BPD Female Sergeant | VideoRetha Colclasure | 1/30/2013
Sgt. Robyn Krile has worked on patrol since she started with the Bismarck police department in 2004. "Women have come a long ways in law enforcement and it`s fun to be part of that."
She`s worked as a field training officer for six years, and discovered she enjoys helping new officers learn the ropes. So she wanted to do more of that.
"As a supervisor I would get to do more than just one officer, I`d get to help a whole group of people to become the best they can in their career."
She achieved her goal of becoming a supervisor, recently becoming one of two newly promoted sergeants.
"Quite a few of us have been promoted in this last year. It`s going to be great for the department."
With her promotion, Krile became the only female currently in a leadership role in the department. But she`s not the first. There have been female sergeants, lieutenants and even a chief of police before.
"They brought great traits with them and obviously helped open the door for me to do what I`m able to do now as sergeant."
Krile says she`s not treated any differently by her coworkers and says she`s excited to tackle the new challenges her position brings.
Krile is a Certified Instructor of Police Topics, an Intoxilyzer Operator and a Field Training Officer. She received the Commendable Service award in 2011.