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Major Carl Kleinknecht

Bellevue Police Department

Education

  • BA in English, The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina

Major

  • October 2016 - Present
  • Office of Accountability

Major

  • June 2016 – September 2016
  • Patrol Division Commander

Captain

  • October 2013 – Present
  • Patrol Operations - Watch Commander
  • Commander of the Bicycle Team, Downtown Unit, Special Enforcement Team
  • Core member of the City of Bellevue homelessness work group
  • Core member of the City of Bellevue Diversity Advantage
  • Coordinator for Community Advisory Councils
  • Coordinator for Bellevue Police Tomorrows Program
  • Commander of the Year

Lieutenant

  • February 2013 – October 2013
  • Office of Professional Standards

Lieutenant

  • January 2011 – February 2013
  • Supervisor of the Special Enforcement Team
  • Plainclothes proactive team involved in surveillance of repeat offenders and reduction of serial crimes
  • Emphasis on repeat burglars, identity thieves, and car thieves

Lieutenant

  • August 2009 – January 2011
  • Patrol supervisor
  • Coordinated deployment of a patrol squad and responses to crimes in progress
  • Community engagement
  • Supervised CSI team

Detective

  • March 1999 – August 2009
  • Four years investigating property-related crimes (theft, burglary, vandalism, identity theft) and arson
  • Six years investigating violent crimes (robbery, rape, assault) and cyber crimes
  • Assigned to FBI Seattle Field Office (Puget Sound Violent Crimes Task Force)
  • Officer of the Year - 2000
  • Meritorious Service Award - 2005

Firearms Instructor, Armorer

Plainclothes Officer

  • January 1995 – March 1999
  • Assigned to the Special Details Unit - conducted plainclothes surveillance and investigations related to gang activity and car crimes
  • Youth interventions and parental outreach

Patrol Officer

  • January 1991 – January 1995
  • First Responder to crimes in Bellevue.
  • Became a Field Training Officer during this time frame.

Patrol Officer

  • City of Charleston Police Dept.
  • June 1989 – December 1990 (1 year 7 months)Team 1 and Team 3
  • Helped restore security for the thousands left homeless in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo
  • Officer of the Year - 1990