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Longtime FBI agent, Salve professor Daniel Knight to be honored during 16th Law Day Observance

Daniel J. Knight, a retired special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who has taught in Salve Regina’s administration of justice program for 15 years, will be the featured speaker and be inducted as an honorary member into Alpha Phi Sigma national criminal justice honor society during the university’s 16th annual Law Day Observance on May 1.

Presented by Salve Regina’s administration of justice department, the ceremony will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments in the lobby of O’Hare Academic Center, followed by the program at 6 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The national theme for Law Day 2015 is “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.” Master of ceremonies for the event will be J. David Smith, chairman of Salve’s administration of justice department.

A former ADJ graduate program director at Salve, Knight continues to teach Criminal Law and American Legal History as an adjunct professor. He developed and taught Police Community Relations, a capstone course for seniors majoring in criminal justice, Ethics in the Criminal Justice System and White Collar Crime.

Knight entered the FBI in 1971, and served in Columbia, S.C., Greenville, S.C.; Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C. In 1987, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of an organized crime and public corruption squad in the Baltimore Division. In 1992, he was assigned to the Public Corruption Unit of the Criminal Division at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. In 1996, he was assigned as the Supervisory Senior Resident Agent (SSRA) at the Providence Residence Agency out of the Boston Division.

In November 2001, he was instrumental in organizing a seminar entitled “Use of Force,” which was attended by more than 70 law enforcement officials from throughout the state.

A Maine native, Knight graduated from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree, and from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., in 1971 with a master’s degree.