Biography – Roger A. Scott


Sheriff Roger Scott was born and raised predominately in DeKalb County , Illinois, where he now has the privilege of being the DeKalb County Sheriff. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is located in Sycamore, Illinois, and currently employs 100 men and women who provide the full range of law enforcement services including patrol, corrections, communications, investigations, court security, and civil process.

Sheriff Scott is 66 years old and became a member of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office in 1969 after being honorably discharged from The United States Air Force. After joining the Sheriff’s Office, he initially served as a radio operator and through the next sixteen years moved into the patrol division where he served as patrol deputy, K-9 handler, Sergeant, and eventually Patrol Lieutenant. In 1985 he was appointed Sheriff following in the footsteps of his brother, Sheriff Wilbur Scott. In 1986 he was elected Sheriff and is now serving in his sixth consecutive term.

Sheriff Scott is a graduate of Aurora College with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. He is actively involved with the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, having served as President of the Association in 2005 and 2006. He is currently a member of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors, and in the past has served in many other roles including Vice President, and chairman of the Training Committee.

In 1999, Sheriff Scott received The Governor’s Award of Excellence in Law Enforcement Training. In addition Sheriff Scott has been selected to speak at three National Sheriff’s Association Annual Conferences on the History of the Office of Sheriff. In 2010, he also received the National Sheriff’s Association President’s award for his service in many areas.

Roger has a deep faith in Jesus Christ and a loving commitment to his wife Marcia and their eight children, five of whom are adopted.

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