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Police Chief Orrin Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

Chief Scott Hamilton began his Law Enforcement career with the Cobb County Police Department (CCPD) in November 1995 as a uniform patrol officer in Precinct Three. During his tenure with CCPD he earned the opportunity to serve in several assignments.

During his twenty-six plus years of service he led in various roles: Field Training Officer, DUI Task Force (Sergeant), MCS Cobra Narcotics Team (Corporal), DPS Training Unit (Sergeant), Criminal Investigations (Sergeant and Lieutenant), Special Operations Commander which he managed Traffic Services, K-9 Unit, DUI TF, Mobile Field Force, EOD, DIVE Team, TFO, Honor Guard, and Special Events.

As Deputy Chief of Police, he led the Support and Administration Command which includes Permits, Evidence & Property, CALEA, Records and Fleet Units. He affectionately refers to these units as the spinal cord of the department because of the responsibilities of each unit and the services that they provide to patrol officers and citizens.

Chief Hamilton is a strong believer in building relationships with the community. Chief Hamilton led the Cobb Police Athletic League (PAL) as the Board’s Chairman for three years, which allowed him to empower Program Coordinators to impact the lives of youth through Camp Programs and person to person mentorship.

Chief Hamilton is a strong advocate of professional development and encourages his employees to attend trainings. Chief Hamilton has successfully completed the Georgia Chief of Police Executive Training, the Georgia Law Enforcement Professional Management Program, Supervisory Development Program sponsored by the Cobb County Manager, and Supervision & Management I, II, and III. In addition to his specialized training, he is a member of the Georgia Association of Chief of Police (GACP), the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE), Leadership of Police Organizations IACP, and the Honorary Commanders Alumni.

Hamilton earned a Bachelor of Science in Health/Physical Education from the University of The Cumberlands (Williamsburg, KY) and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Critical Incident Management from Saint Leo University. He is a 2018 graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police and Command.

Hamilton and his wife, Karsandra have been together for 32 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.