Scott is currently the interim Chief at California State Polytechnic in Pomona, California. Prior to assuming this interim role, he was a Captain at California State University Northridge Police Department (CSUN) for 15 years. Having worked at CSUN since 1998, rising through the ranks to achieve the Captain’s position, Scott is very familiar with all aspects of university law enforcement and campus safety. In addition, Scott served as an Acting Chief of Police for Humboldt State University for four months until the campus could hire a new Chief.
One of Scott’s areas of expertise is accreditation. He was successful at implementing entire new procedures and policies at CSUN to become one of the first organizations ever accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Chief VanScoy was the accreditation manager for the CALEA accreditation process as well. Scott also led the way in assisting other California State institutions in gaining their accreditation. He has served as an accreditation manager, assessor, and mock assessor.