Deputy Chief/Chief of Staff Art Knight

Art Knight began his career with the Minneapolis Police Department in 1992 and has served in several investigative roles. He has worked in both the 3rd and 4th precincts. His investigative experience includes assignments in Public Housing, Sex Crimes, Family Violence and Assault. Most recently, he has served as a lieutenant in the 4th Precinct and as the leader of the MPD’s Procedural Justice Team, which facilitated department-wide training focused on history and how it relates to police interactions today. He has also been a volunteer coach for the Police Activities League for more than 20 years.

As the deputy chief/chief of staff, Knight will be a crucial connection between the MPD and the communities it serves while overseeing the department’s progressive initiatives including the National Initiative for Building Trust & Legitimacy.

Knight has attended numerous command schools and graduated from the FBI National Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a double minor in Accounting and History from Carthage College.


Published Sep 5, 2017



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