Director of Public Safety
Chief of Police & Fire
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 City of Pleasant Grove Fire and Rescue and Chief of Police for the Pleasant Grove Police Department. Chief Knight leads a department of 35 firefighters, paramedics, police officers and dispatchers.
He began his career as a firefighter for Centerpoint Fire Department in the late seventies. In 1981 he went into law enforcement for the City of Graysville and shortly thereafter transferred to the City of Pleasant Grove Police Department. As a patrol officer Chief Knight was an evidence technician and spent 3 years on special assignment as a narcotics officer with a local drug task force. He was promoted to patrol Sergeant in 1993. During the last ten years of his 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, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy, and the City of Birmingham Fire and Rescue Recruit School.
Chief Knight is married to Diana Shaw Knight and has two children, Alexander and Sophia Knight.