When Mike Scott took charge of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in 2004 following a 62% mandate in that election, he became just the 12th person to oversee the agency since 1887. Sheriff Scott was re-elected by large margins in the Primary and General Elections of 2008 and again in 2012. The North Fort Myers High School graduate and third generation native of Lee County has seen many changes over the years. His family’s roots date back to 1910 and Scott, 50, still lives in North Fort Myers with his wife Krista (26 years married). Daughters Lindsay and Mackenzie are both in College.
Sheriff Scott is a 1985 graduate from the University of South Florida and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He also holds numerous law enforcement certifications from specialized training over the years. In June 2010, he graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA and was selected by his 260 classmates to give the commencement speech along side the FBI Director.
Sheriff Scott has served during the very best and very worst economic conditions Southwest Florida has experienced which have provided a wide variety of challenges. He is quick to credit his staff of more than 1,500 for the many successes of the agency and he remains proud to serve.