Basalt Police Chief Knott honored |

Basalt Police Chief Knott honored

Basalt Police Chief Greg Knott, left, received special recognition from Rick Brandt, president of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, at a ceremony Tuesday attended by Basalt Mayor Jacque Whitsitt.
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Basalt Police Chief Greg Knott received special recognition Tuesday from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.

Knott received executive certification from the association. Rick Brandt, police chief in Evans and president of the association, came to Basalt to present the award to Knott at a Town Council meeting. Brandt said the certification is a “very strong milestone” that shows Knott’s professionalism, executive growth and leadership excellence.

Brandt said between 20 and 25 police chiefs out of 160 in Colorado have obtained their executive certification. It is obtained, in large part, by police chiefs who demonstrate interest and achievement in ongoing education and training. Knott earned a master’s degree last year.

Knott was hired as Basalt’s interim police chief in January 2013 and then was hired permanently in May 2013. He served nearly 20 years prior to that in the Carbondale Police Department.

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