As Chief of Police for the City of Boca Raton, Florida, Andrew Scott managed a force of 320 sworn and civilian members. He received special recognition from the FBI for assistance with the nation’s first anthrax bio-terrorism attack in 2001.
Mr. Scott brings over 30 years of experience to a wide range of police and public safety topics.
Line of Duty Policies and Procedures
- Crime scene police investigations.
- Police evidence storage and handling
- Suspect interrogation and interviews.
- Car chase or vehicle pursuits.
- Search and seizure.
- Law Enforcement Accreditation.
- Negligent retention.
- Police training.
- Internal Affairs investigations.
Read more below about Mr. Scott’s Internal Affairs management experience.
Use of Force (lethal and less lethal)
- TASER® weapons.
- Other less lethal equipment use.
- Police officer-involved shootings.
- Police arrest procedures
Read more below about Mr. Scott’s role in establishing standards for the use of lethal and less lethal devices.
- Organizational assessments
- Counter terrorism and bioterrorism
- Man-made and natural disasters
- Dignitary protection
- Security of land, air and water
- Crime control and crime prevention
The City of Boca Raton benefited from a 42% reduction in felony crimes over a seven year period (1998-2005) during Mr. Scott’s tenure.
Mr. Scott was initially assigned to the Internal Affairs unit in the North Miami Beach Police Department as a Lieutenant, and commanded the unit for over two years. He investigated or assisted in the investigation of scores of cases. Mr. Scott continued to oversee the Internal Affairs unit as he was promoted to Major and Assistant Chief with the North Miami Beach Police Department.
While Chief of Police for the City of Boca Raton, Mr. Scott trained the Internal Affairs unit and enacted new protocols. He reviewed hundreds of complaints while Chief of Police, including criminal allegations and officer involved shootings.
While with the North Miami Beach Police Department and the Boca Raton Police Department, Mr. Scott developed protocols for dealing with officer involved shootings. Similarly, he was involved in establishing guidelines for fitness for duty inquiries of officers.
Mr. Scott served as an instructor for the Miami-Dade Police Department annual training seminar on Internal Affairs for eight years (1999-2006). This 40 hour course was taught to law enforcement personnel throughout the country. Mr. Scott received the highest evaluations on his instruction techniques and course content for each of the eight years he instructed.
Mr. Scott is experienced in all aspects of use of force both as a participant and from an administrator’s perspective. While Chief of Police of the Boca Raton Police Department, Mr. Scott oversaw the investigations of three officer-involved shootings and an officer-involved auto accident that resulted in a civilian fatality.
While a police officer, Mr. Scott was involved in a shooting incident whereby he wounded a robbery suspect. He is extremely familiar with police procedures and protocols when a police officer is involved a shooting, including dealing with union representatives during the police investigation.
Under Mr. Scott’s leadership as Boca Raton Chief of Police, the police department became the first law enforcement agency in Palm Beach County to carry “Electro-Muscular Disruption Devices” (EMDD), also known as Taser® weapons or stun guns. Mr. Scott has been on the forefront of adopting the latest methods of less lethal use of force in crime control and prevention.
Mr. Scott was appointed Chairperson by the Palm Beach County Law Enforcement Council (LEPC) to create a countywide Model Policy on the use of Taser® weapons for law enforcement agencies throughout Palm Beach County. The committee members included the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner, the Palm Beach County State Attorney, and various other Police Chiefs and staff members of other police departments. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) favorably recognized the resulting policy during a workshop at its 2005 annual conference in Miami.
Contact Andrew Scott by email or by calling (888) 287-0385 to learn more about consulting services relating to police policies and procedures.