One of the great things this past weekend at the Summer School in Forks Symposium was that we heard from the real-life citizens of Forks. We talked to everyone from former and current students, business owners, high school staff, and of course the chief of police. So what is it like actually being the real police chief in Forks, Washington?
Real life Chief of Police Mike Powell explains it all. Later on when he was asked about the representation in the movie he thought it was pretty acurrate and he thought that Billy Burke did a great job playing a chief of police. The only part he said wouldn’t have happened was that he would never have been cleaning a firearm while drinking Rainer beer as was the case with the movie.