Michael S. Scott is the director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing and a clinical professor in the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He chairs the judging committee for the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing. He leads the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) at ASU.
Mike is a former clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He served as the first chief of police in Lauderhill, Florida; special assistant to the chief of St. Louis, Missouri Metropolitan Police Department; director of administration of the Fort Pierce, Florida, Police Department; legal assistant to the police commissioner of the New York City Police Department; and a police officer in the Madison, Wisconsin, Police Department.
He was a senior researcher at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington, D.C. In 1996, he received PERF's Gary P. Hayes Award for innovation and leadership in policing.
Scott holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Mike joins The CopDoc Podcast on February 28th, 2023.