Franklin County Sheriff

Sheriff Zach Scott

Sheriff Zach Scott was raised in Franklin County. After graduating from Hamilton Township High School he continued his studies at Franklin University where he earned his degree in Organizational Leadership and Business Administration. During his tenure with the Sheriff's Office Sheriff Scott worked the uniform division; Jail and Patrol, Undercover Division; Narcotic and Vice, SWAT, Detective Bureau; Property Crimes, Homicide and Community Relations/DARE. Sheriff Scott was the lead detective on the Sheriff's Office's largest international, non-task force, drug seizure as well as other investigations. The investigations include, but are not limited to, the following: the I-270 Serial Shooter, the Caulley murders, and the Conway gang murders, (James Conway was the first person in Franklin County History to be sentenced to the death penalty twice). Several of Sheriff Scott's homicide investigations have been featured on Court T.V., A&E, and the Discovery Channel.

Sheriff Scott is the recipient of numerous awards ranging from Buckeye State Sheriff's Deputy of the Year, Crime Stoppers Officer of the year, Medals of Valor from the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association, Medal of Valor from the National Sheriff's Association, Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Award, Purple Heart, Commendations, and Merits. Sheriff Scott has always been conscious of giving back to the community from which he has benefited. He sits on the advisory board to the Franklin University College of Health and Public Administration and on the advisory board for Children's Hospital Center for Family Safety and Healing. Sheriff Scott has been involved in many community initiatives. He is initiating the first Seniors in Law Enforcement Together Program in Franklin County and Graduated the First Citizens Academy Class for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Scott's vast work experience and commitment to leadership both on the street, in the class room, in the court room, and in the Office of Sheriff has prepared him to handle the numerous challenges that confront today's leaders in law-enforcement. If your organization would like to meet Sheriff Scott and hear what he has to say, invite him to your professional, civic or business organization meeting, you can do so by contacting him at 220-4500.