Scott is a lifelong resident of Halifax County. He graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School in 1994. In December 1995, Scott graduated Basic Law Enforcement Training at Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Training Center in Wilson, NC.
In January 1996, Scott began his law enforcement career with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department. While working as a police officer, Scott was assigned various positions to include a patrol officer, the City’s first bike officer, a School Resource Officer, and a Master Officer.
In 2003, Scott joined the Sheriff’s Office and worked as a deputy sheriff and was assigned to the Weldon area. He has worked as a criminal investigations detective, patrol Lieutenant, Narcotics Lieutenant, Detective Lieutenant, Captain, Major, and Chief Deputy the position that Scott currently holds. During Scott’s career, he has served on several multi-jurisdictional Federal Task Forces. One of Scott’s most important assignments was being deputized as an FBI Task Force Officer. During this assignment, Scott was very instrumental in both the investigation and prosecution of a large police corruption case known as “Operation Rockfish”. Additionally, Scott was assigned to OCDETF (Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force), a Federal Task Force, where he investigated major narcotics, organized crime, and firearms violations.
Scott has hundreds of hours of law enforcement and management training. Scott has been awarded his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission. He has also received an Advanced Service Award from the same commission. Scott has been recognized for numerous awards, citations, and accolades from various organizations, both from within and outside of Halifax County. These include recognition for life-saving, heroism, community service, and outstanding performance.
For all that Scott has accomplished, nothing is more important than the time that he has dedicated to his family. Scott and his wife, Renee, have been married for over 20 years and have two children, Carrie and Caleb. Scott has participated in youth athletics with his children for over a decade. He and his family reside in Roanoke Rapids and are members of Victory Baptist Church in Halifax County. Scott is a family man who loves his community and believes in being a champion for causes that benefit the improvement of lives for all citizens of Halifax County.