Attorney General Ford Appoints New Chief of Investigations William H. Scott, Jr.

August 17, 2020

Carson City, NV – Today, 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 has a long career in law enforcement, having served in many capacities with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for nearly three decades,” said Attorney General Aaron D. Ford.“His background in criminal justice reform and experience in many different types of investigations will undoubtedly be an asset to our office.”

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.

“I’m honored to serve Nevadans in this new capacity,” said William H. Scott, Jr. “I look forward to using my skills and experience in law enforcement to further AG Ford’s mission of prioritizing and protecting Nevada families.”

Scott is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 264. He earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice from the College of Southern Nevada, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Oklahoma University. Scott served as a board member for the Nevada Chapter of the National Black Police Association. He is an active part of his community and takes part in several organizations aimed at providing youth with positive choices in life. These mentoring programs include PAYBAC, Choices, Brother-to-Brother/Sister-to Sister Program, and the Power of One Juvenile Rehabilitation Program.