Your Name (optional): Chuck Knight
City: Coos Bay
Industry: Law Enforcement
Job: Chief of Police
Company (Optional): Coos Bay Police
Minimum 2 year college degree, 4 year degree preferred.
Training/experience required (years, other jobs):
A well rounded education is a must. Most police agencies provide the necessary training after placement.
Explain what you do:
Chief Executive Officer in a Municipal Police Agency.
Why should kids choose your career path?
Opportunity to be of service and make a difference in your community.
What would you recommend career wise and how should kids approach/develop their preparation for a working life?
- Stay in school
- Seek college level training
- Lead a clean, drug-free life
- Develop communication skills
- Desire to serve
Lessons learned:If you started all over again what would you do differently?
Worked harder while in school. Don’t settle for just getting by, strive to be your best at whatever you do.
A favorite anecdote, phrase, or expression relating to business that inspires you:
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Other suggestions or relevant information you would communicate to kids regarding careers in general:
Do your best at whatever you do but don’t forget to have fun along the way.