Scott retired in September 2021 from the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Police Department after serving 29 years in both university and municipal law enforcement. Having worked at CSUN since 1998, rising though the ranks to achieve the Captain's position, Scott is very familiar with all apects of university law enforcement and campus safety. During this time, he was assigned to serve as interim Chief of Police for both Humboldt State University and California State Polytechnic Pomona in California State University System prior to the hiring of new Chiefs of Police.
One of Scott's areas of expertise is law enforcement/public safety accreditation. He has been involved with both the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) accreditation programs since 2002 as an accreditation manager, IACLEA accreditation assessor, IACLEA accreditation team leader, and mock assessor. As an accreditation manager, was successful at implementing entire new pr. ocedures and policies at CSUN to become one of the first organizations ever accredited by IACLEA.
He has successfully led the CSUN Police Department through one initial and four re-accreditation processes. During this time he has also provided training and direct assistance to over forty university/college police and public safety departments striving for accreditation status within the United States, Canada, and Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. In 2009, Scott was selected as a member of the IACLEA Accreditation Program Development Team (2009-2012) tasked with the planning, research, development, and implementation of the 1st edition IACLEA Accreditation Standards Manual, Process Manual, and Assessor Manual; utilizing the efforts and contributions of countless Association members, including police chiefs, public safety directors, accreditation managers, assessors, assessment team leaders, and eight state law enforcement accreditation agencies. In 2020, he participated on the eight-member IACLEA accreditation task force charged with the 2nd edition assessment and revision of the IACLEA accreditation program standards manual.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology/Criminology from Iowa State University (1989) and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Redlands, CA (2002).