David Knight, a Vigo County native, is Columbus Police Department’s newest officer.

Knight, 25, is a graduate of Terre Haute North High School. He attended Marian University in Indianapolis, where he studied history and political science, and also played football.

Knight is a certified police officer through the state of Tennessee, where he was a law enforcement officer for nearly two years.

He will begin the Columbus Police Department Field Training Program after a short orientation period.