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New Chief of Investigations for Nevada Attorney General position appointed

Posted at 4:00 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 19:00:39-04

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced the appointment of William H. Scott, Jr., as the new Chief of Investigations for the Office of the Nevada Attorney General.

Chief Scott will lead full-time sworn peace officers tasked with investigating public integrity, child exploitation, human trafficking, Medicaid fraud and elder abuse, among others.

Scott joins our office with a long and established career with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, having retired as a captain after 29 years of service.

During his tenure with the police force, Scott worked in various capacities, including the Investigative Services Division, Homicide Section, Robbery Section, Gang Crimes Bureau, Criminal Intelligence Section, Bolden Area Command, Repeat Offenders Program, Criminal Apprehension Team, Emergency Operations Bureau, and the Problem Solving Unit.

While on the force, Scott assisted with designing a comprehensive use of force review program for officer use of force incidents up to and including deadly force.

He also served as an instructor for several classes related to the topics of preventing police on police violence; advanced undercover investigative techniques; money laundering investigations; civil disturbance tactics; non-biased policing; and changing the role of law enforcement, among others.