Public Safety Director
Director of Public Safety
Chief Robert Knight
Robert J. Knight was named Director of Public Safety for the City of Pleasant Grove in August of 2009. Serving as Fire Chief for the Pleasant Grove Fire and Rescue Service and Chief of Police for the Pleasant Grove Police Department, Chief Knight heads a department of 40 personnel.
He began his career as a Firefighter for Centerpoint Fire Dept. during the late 70's. In 1981 he went into law enforcement for the City of Graysville and transferred to the City of Pleasant Grove Police Dept. As a patrol officer, Chief Knight was an Evidence Technician and spent 3 years working narcotics. He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 1993. During the last 10 years of his police career, he was the School Resource Officer for the Pleasant Grove High, Middle, and Elementary schools.
A native of Birmingham, Chief Knight attended Jefferson State Junior College, University of Alabama, Birmingham, University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy and The City of Birmingham Fire and Rescue Recruit school.