Daniel Knight

Community Policing
Title: Community Policing Officer - Sector 2
Phone: 207-772-1371

Daniel KnightOfficer Daniel Knight is a veteran Portland Police Officer, having joined the department in April of 1988. A Maine native, Dan graduated from Yarmouth High School in 1982. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1983 and received an honorable discharge in 1987. Officer Knight has been assigned to various teams within the Patrol Division and has been the face of community policing for many years as one of our lead bike patrol officers. His work started in the Parkside neighborhood and since then his focus has expanded to include the whole peninsula at various times. He has been very active in the Midtown area for the last five years. Some of facts about Dan and his career at the Portland Police Department are:
  • In 1997 he received a legislative proclamation for three years of dedication and devotion to Portland’s neighborhood Community Policing.
  • He is a a hotline volunteer for Ingraham.
  • He is a CIT Officer and a long time member of the crisis negotiation team.
  • The Houston Police Department presented Dan with a Life Saving Award (2004) and the Humanitarian Service Award 2006) while participating on a bicycle relay team to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  • Dan was awarded the department Commendation for Heroism for an April 1992 incident, after having led several people to safety from a burning building. He was also awarded the department commendation for Bravery in 992 for disarming an individual who was threatening to injure himself and others.
  • He was awarded the Kiwanis Club Officer of the Year Award for 1991.

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