Marion Police Capt. Steve Scott has been employed with MPD since August 7th, 1995 (24 years). He has served the department as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant, and as Captain to present day.
Capt. Scott leads the K9 program and is one of two officers who decides on and acquires the best K9 dogs for MPD. He also leads the MPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, and instructs officers on firearms and Emergency Vehicle Operation (EVO), holding certification through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
Crime Stoppers had awarded Capt. Scott for an arrest made to clear a case from 1997 based on a Crime Stoppers tip.
This year, Capt. Scott wrote and submitted a grant application, successfully awarding MPD $130,000 toward the body camera program. He has also written successful grants for the K9 program, and maintains the bullet-proof vest grant program each year to achieve 50% funding for the vests through the U.S. Department of Justice.
Capt. Scott has also been engaged with the community having been involved in programs such as “Shop with a Cop.”
Police Chief Angela Haley expressed, “Capt. Scott has always been a valuable member of the department who gives 110% to any task he is given.”