About AJS

Andrew J. Scott, III, DCJ

Doctor of Criminal Justice

Dr. Scott is a demonstrated leader in police and law enforcement matters, as evidenced by his many contributions to state, national and international standards setting organizations. Career highlights include:

  • Chief of Police, City of Boca Raton, Florida
  • Assistant Police Chief, N. Miami Beach, Florida
  • Chair, Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA)
  • Team Leader, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)
  • Life Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • Member, “IACP Forensics Committee.”
  • Member – IACP Crime Prevention Committee.
  • Over 16 years providing expert witness services on police practices and procedures
  • Qualified in federal and state courts throughout the country on police practices and procedures.
  • Chairperson, Multi-Agency Gang Task Force Advisory Board for Palm Beach County
  • Chairperson & Committee Member, Municipal Public Safety Communications Consortium (MPSCC)
  • Co-Chair, National Sheriff”s Association Neighborhood Watch Advisory Board
  • Chairperson, Palm Beach County Law Enforcement Planning Council
  • Member, Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Life member – Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA)
  • Executive Board Member – F.B.I. (Miami Office) Anti-Terrorism Task Force
  • President, Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Member, American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International)
  • Member, International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE)

Dr. Scott began his law enforcement career in April 1978 as a police officer with the North Miami Police Department. He served in the patrol division until moving to the North Miami Beach Police Department in January of 1982.

Dr. Scott was quickly promoted to Crime Scene/Homicide Investigator in 1983, a position he held for six years. During this time he also served on the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Unit. As a patrol officer, Dr. Scott received numerous awards, including Officer of the Month-five times, Officer of the Year-twice, and Officer of the month for Miami-Dade County- twice. Mr. Scott was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1989. In this capacity, Mr. Scott worked in a variety of units including patrol, homicide investigations, criminal investigations, property and evidence room, K-9, and accreditation.

Continuing a pattern of rapid career advancement, Dr. Scott was promoted to Lieutenant with expanded responsibilities including oversight of personnel and training, internal affairs, computer technology, patrol, accreditation, and criminal investigations.

Dr. Scott was quickly promoted to Major and then to Assistant Chief for the North Miami Beach Police Department. In these capacities Mr. Scott served as the Acting Chief of Police during the Chief’s absence. He was assigned oversight and development of the department’s budget section. He also implemented a state of the art computer system for the agency, including laptops in all patrol cars featuring a wireless connection for the transmission of reports and crime-related data. Mr. Scott retired from the North Miami Beach Police Department in October 1998.

The city of Boca Raton, Florida selected Dr. Scott as the Chief of Police in October 1998 out of a field of 147 candidates nationally. He held this position until January, 2006 when he retired from law enforcement. He currently serves as President of AJS Consulting, Inc.

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Criminal Justice – Saint Leo University, 2021
  • MS in Management – St. Thomas University, Miami, FL, 1993
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources – St. Thomas University, Miami, FL 1993
  • BA in Psychology – Florida International University, Miami, FL, 1977
  • Graduate of 183rd Session – FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA, 1995
  • Graduate of LEEDs 42nd Session (Law Enforcement Executive Development) – FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA, 2001
  • Attended over 200 law enforcement related seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ)
    Saint Leo University
    Saint Leo, Florida (12/2021)
  • Master of Science in Management (MSM)
    St. Thomas University
    Miami, Florida (12/1993)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA)
    Florida International University
    Miami, Florida (3/1977)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy
    Session # 183
    Quantico, Virginia (12/1995)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development
    Session #42
    Quantico, Virginia (3/2000)


  • Promoting Equality for Women Award from the National Center for Women and Policing – 2001 (2nd male Chief of Police in the United States to receive this honor).
  • “Breaking the Glass Ceiling “Award from the National Center for Women and Policing – 2001.
  • Recognition by the F.B.I. (Miami) for assistance with the AMI/Anthrax investigation – 2002
  • Recognition from the Palm Beach County Law Enforcement Planning Council for chairing the Council – 2002
  • Manager of the Year for the City of Boca Raton – 2002.
  • Man of Distinction Award from the American Red Cross – 2002.
  • Humanitarian of the Year Award from The Haven – 2004
  • Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police recognizing contributions to law enforcement – 2005
  • Recognition from the Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. – 2006
  • Recognition from the Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. for being the Chairperson of the Commission – 2006
  • Performance Institute – Washington D.C., Keynote speaker – Use of Force in the 21st Century – June 2010.
  • Supreme Court of Florida certified Circuit Court Mediator.
  • Officer of the Year – Miami Dade County (twice).
  • Officer of the Year – North Miami Beach Police Department (twice).
  • Officer of the Month – North Miami Beach Police Department (five times).
  • Numerous awards during my law enforcement career – too many to list on C.V.


  • Scott, A.J. (1994).  Law Enforcement and the Need for a Paradigm Shift.’’The Florida Police Chief. 
  • Scott, A.J. (1994).  Handling Civil Unrest. The Florida Police Chief.
  • Scott, A.J. (1995).   Accreditation, What’s In It For Me?, Dade County PBA Heat.
  • Maughan, M & Scott A.J. (2001, January).  Boca Raton Police Services Department Comprehensive Approach to Juvenile Crime. The Florida Police Chief.
  • Maughan, M. & Scott A.J. (2003, May). Boca Raton’s Family Services Bureau Puts Families First. The Florida Police Chief.
  • Fagan, S. & Scott, A.J.  (2004). Safe Community Initiative. The Florida Police Chief.
  • Sullivan, J.J. & Scott, A.J. (2005, February).  A Leadership Challenge:  Turning Vision into Reality. The Florida Police Chief.
  • Croy, L. & Scott, A.J. (2005, September).  I Prevent Crime: A Crime Prevention Campaign. The Police Chief (The International Association of Chiefs of Police magazine).
  • Scott, A. J. (2007, December). Use of Force…How Much is Too Much? (Statewide publication for Florida State Public Defenders).
  • Scott, A. (2021). Should Initiation of Police Vehicle Pursuits be Based on the Objectively Reasonable Calculus? (published dissertation).


Dr. Scott’s CV


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