During Scott's 30-year policing career with a major police service, he served in a number of operational and supervisory positions. In addition to frontline policing, he spent 6 years as a member of the Emergency Response Unit, served in the Criminal Investigation Division, Headquarters Detention Unit, and as a street patrol supervisor. As a senior coach officer, Scott was responsible for the field training of 12 probationary constables, as well as developing a comprehensive field training manual. He was a Use of Force trainer, taught numerous in-house training programs, and was a guest lecturer at the Ontario Police College. As the Supervisor in charge of the Planning & Research Unit, he was responsible for research, procedure development, and acting as the police project manager for a $34 million facility construction project. In this role, he was also responsible for developing a competency-based performance management system and career development process, as well as re-engineering the promotional process. His final position before retiring was with the Human Resources Branch.
Scott has over 25 years of experience in developing and teaching courses at the college and university level. As a Certified Master Police Coach through the Dalhousie University Police Leadership Program, Scott has facilitated numerous Managing Police Performance - Certified Police Coach workshops, and also taught the Strategic Human Resource Management for Police Organizations and Police Leadership and Management Development courses within the same program for over 13 years. Scott spent 6 years as the Academic Coordinator for the Athabasca University, Bachelor of Professional Arts - Criminal Justice program and taught numerous courses; in addition, he wrote two senior level courses in police management and civil rights.
Upon retiring from policing, Scott was the Dean, School of Fire Sciences & Public Safety for Lambton College in Ontario overseeing all fire, criminal justice, and public safety programs, and was responsible for developing several new college programs. He managed an operating budget of approximately $4.5 million and a staff of approx. 100. Scott left that position to be a Professor at the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business (Fanshawe College) teaching in the HR Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs, as well as the new Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management) degree program, with a focus on training & development, and performance management.
As a life-long learner, over a 22 year period Scott has completed a Fanshawe College Management Studies certificate, a Dalhousie University Certificate in Police Leadership; is a graduate of the Bachelor of Professional Arts (Criminal Justice major) program at Athabasca University, and has completed a Diploma in Public Administration and Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Western Ontario. Scott completed his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree at Columbia Southern University, with his dissertation, entitled Hired with Competence: An Examination of Police Hiring Standards in Canada, focusing on the nexus between performance management and competency-based hiring practices in Canadian police services. A significant piece of this research focused on entry-level education levels for police officers.
In 2017, Scott joined the Laurier Policing and Public Safety programs and has served as the Program Coordinator for all undergraduate programs, and as the Gradaute Officer for the Master of Public Safety prgram.
Instructor and Program Coordinator for the Undergraduate public safety programs
Instructor and Graduate Program coordinator for the Graduate public safety programs
Program Developments include:
Course Developments include:
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