Chief Mark Scott of Americus Police Department to speak at SGTC Law Enforcement Academy
Chief of Police of the Americus Police Department Mark Scott will be the featured speaker at South Georgia Tech’s upcoming Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) graduation. Seven cadets from LEA class 17-01 will graduate from the academy on Friday, May 19th at 11:00am in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on SGTC’s Americus campus.
Chief Scott was appointed as the Americus Police Department’s Chief of Police in March 2016. Prior to his appointment, he served for six years with the Albany Police Department as Deputy Chief of Police and completed a 20 year career with the Thomasville Police Department, where he began his law enforcement experience as a patrol officer and ended up working in every division of the department.
Mark was called to the ministry at Pineland Baptist Church in Thomasville, where he served as the Minister of Music. He also served as Associate Pastor and Worship Leader at Gatlin Creek Baptist Church in Thomasville. He and his wife, Julie, have three children and three grandchildren. Mark and Julie Scott are active members of Central Baptist Church in Americus.
The graduates who will be recognized include Larry James Bennett of Vienna, Chandler Ridge Buchanan of Cuthbert, Marcus Allen Ford of Leesburg, Christopher J. Gaddy of Ellaville, Michael Johnston of Americus, Charles Hale Kinnamon of Americus, and Quintin Ja’colby Mann of Americus.
Scholarships will also be presented to deserving cadets at graduation, including a Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Scholarship and a Michael Sangster Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship. A new scholarship in memory of Peach County Sheriff’s Office deputies Patrick Sondron and Daryl Smallwood, two officers who were killed in the line of duty in November 2016, will also be presented for the first time at the LEA graduation. The new scholarship is the third endowed scholarship for the SGTC Law Enforcement Academy from Lou Crouch of Byron.
The Academic Achievement Award, Top Gun Award, and Class Representative Award will also be presented to high achieving cadets from the academy.
For more information about the Law Enforcement Academy contact the Law Enforcement Academy office at 229.931.2716 or SGTC Law Enforcement Director Brett Murray at 229.931.2756.