Adrian Knetsch graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, in 1976 with a degree in Political Science. He was a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service from 1976 to 2002, when he "retired" with the rank of Sergeant. During his policing career, Adrian served in a variety of capacities, including Patrol, Community Relations, Planning and Research, and Criminal Investigations, and received many awards/documentations, including the Ontario Medal of Police Bravery. In 2002 Adrian decided to leave the great profession of public policing and became a college professor at Conestoga College, in Kitchener, Ontario, until the spring of 2010. During his teaching career, he taught students in Political Science, Ethics, Traffic Management, Interviewing and Investigations, and Police Preparation courses. As a teacher, Adrian sought to challenge his students and to instill in each a philosophy of never settling for "second best," and always treating others with dignity and respect.