Degrees and Certifications:
POST Certified Police Officer Licensed St Louis Security Officer AED/CPR and First Aid Missouri Crisis Intervention Team
CPL BERNIE WIDDIS
Before joining Team Security as a dispatch officer in June 2021, Bernie served 31 years with St. Louis County Police Department. On November 21, 2021, Bernie accepted an armed School Safety Officer position, for which his experience with St. Louis County well prepared him. While with County, Bernie wore many hats, including School Resource Officer (SRO), Patrol Officer, Accident Reconstructionist, Highway Safety Officer, and Neighborhood Policing Officer. In November 2022, Bernie was promoted to the rank of corporal and assumed extra duties related to patrol vehicles.
Prior to beginning his law enforcement career, Bernie served six years in the United States Marine Corps, honorably discharged in 1991. He brings to Parkway considerable experience, skill, and - for sure - impressive war stories...like the time he delivered a baby roadside! Bernie stayed in contact and that baby grew up to become a police officer, too. Cpl. Bernie was honored to pin this young man's badge on him during his police academy graduation ceremony. What a great story...and Cpl. Bernie has many more!
When not working Parkway Security, Bernie performs stand-up comedy; he can even ride a unicycle! In the early/mid 1990s, he appeared on The Steve and D.C. Radio Show and the 3 Stooges At Night television show. He has performed with an accapella singing group and also plays drums. Bernie's favorite sport is hockey; of course, he is an avid Blues fan.
Bernie's Personal Motto: Semper FI - Always Faithful