Company: New Albany Police Department
Location: New Albany, IN United States
Passionate about law enforcement, Sherri Knight has served the New Albany Police Department for the last two decades. A major part of her career was spent in the investigations division, but she has also held a number of other positions, including chief of police. Ms. Knight’s experience in conducting investigations spans the gamut of criminal offenses, from minor crimes to very complex, multiple offender/victim cases. She has also been able to participate in the court process on multiple occasions, and has experience providing sworn testimony, participating in depositions, and working with legal counsel in preparation for trials.
Ms. Knight became involved in her profession because, as a child, her family was part of a very close law enforcement community. She and her brother spent a lot of time at police headquarters with their father, who worked there, so they became very familiar with the routines. As Ms. Knight grew older, she gained a new respect and admiration for those who were called to serve and protect. She took criminal justice classes, and was hired by the local juvenile probation office in the hopes of learning and gaining a competitive edge. Two years later, Ms. Knight began her career with the New Albany Police Department. Her brother serves as a ranking officer in an adjoining town, and they have occasionally had the opportunity to collaborate on investigations.
As a testament to her success in the industry, Ms. Knight was honored with the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award by the Louisville Defender in 2013, a letter of appreciation from the New Albany Police Department in 2007 and 2001, and commendation for outstanding service from the New Albany Police Department in 2005, 2004 and 2001. She is also very proud of the fact that she reached the highest commanding position in her police department. Ms. Knight is one of only four female officers serving the local police force, and she would like to see more women in the field. There has been a recent rise of women entering law enforcement, but she believes it isn’t nearly enough yet.
Currently, although Ms. Knight has thoroughly enjoyed her time with the New Albany Police Department, she feels it is time to explore some new challenges. She is currently eligible for retirement, and she is interested in pursuing opportunities in the private and corporate sector, perhaps in human resources or fraud investigations. Ms. Knight is excited to see what the future holds for her and her family.
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