e-mentor Police Chief

Your Name (optional): Chuck Knight

Male/female: Male

City: Coos Bay

State/Province: OR

Country: USA

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?

  1. Stay in school
  2. Seek college level training
  3. Lead a clean, drug-free life
  4. Develop communication skills
  5. 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.