June 9, 2006
Michael E. Scott appointed Chief of Police
Chief Michael Scott has served with the Mount Rainier Police since August of 2002. After serving as the Acting Chief since January 2006, City Manager Jeannelle Wallace appointed him as the Chief with the full support of the Mayor and Council. Prior to coming to Mt. Rainier, Chief Scott served with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division, from 1975 until his retirement as Support Services Branch Commander in 1997. After his retirement from active duty, he continued to serve with the Park Police as their computer operations and network manager before coming to MRPD in 2002.
With over 30 years in police work, Chief Scott has acquired extensive supervisory and command experience, along with advanced training in liability management through the Local Government Insurance Trust, police ethics and community policing. He participated in the development of “Leadership ‘96,” an award-winning leadership program that received the Washington-Metropolitan Area Council of Governments “Training Program of the Year” award in 1997, and is also a graduate of that program. Chief Scott is a 2005 graduate of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Program.
Chief Scott was born in Washington, DC and grew up on Eastern Avenue in Takoma Park. He currently resides in Mitchellville with his 8-year-old son Matthew.