Name: Michael Knight
AYLMER POLICE SERVICE (Ret)
Contact Info: Phone: 519-521-2220
Michael Knight retired as a Sergeant with the Aylmer Police (1986-2015). He was the supervising training officer for Aylmer, which complemented his regular duties of general patrol, investigations, and administration. His interest in training developed from his time spent as a Secondary School teacher prior to joining policing. His formal education includes Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education Degrees, as well as an Alberta and Ontario Teachers Certificates. He is currently working towards a Bachelors of Human Resources Degree in Policing Studies. He was seconded to the Ontario Police College from 1997-99 teaching in both the Academics and Firearms Sections. Topics taught in the Academic section included Federal and Provincial Statutes, Evidence, Tactical Communications, Domestic Violence, Officer Safety, Anti-Racism, Advanced Patrol Training, and Drugs. He periodically returns to the OPC to act as a guest facilitator for Domestic Violence, and more recently guest facilitating the Carbine Instructor’s course. He was a part-time Instructor for OPP Block Training from 2002-2013. He has provided training for the Federal Parole Officers London Office, Aylmer Fire Department, and the Thames Valley District School Board Principals course. He has been a member of OAPE since 2001 and joined the Executive board as a Director in 2003, then accepted the position of Treasurer in 2007, Vice-President in 2011, President in 2012, and Past-President upon his retirement. He was active in the Ontario Police Video Training Alliance (OPVTA) as a Director on the board of Executives from 2006 until his retirement, assuming the responsibility of Vice-Chair in 2007, then Chair from 2007-2010, and finally Past-Chair. He was also a member of the Ontario Association of Chief’s of Police (OACP) Training Committee. He joined Fanshawe College as an Adjunct Professor in the Police Foundations Program after his retirement. He also joined the O.P.P. as a Part-time Constable working in Court Services and prisoner transport.