Lee County voters overwhelmingly re-elected Mike Scott to his fourth term as Lee County Sheriff in November 2016, recognizing a distinguished law enforcement career that began in 1988. He is just the 12th person to oversee the agency since 1887.
Sheriff Scott graduated from the University of South Florida and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He also holds numerous law enforcement certifications. In June 2010, he graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and was selected by his 260 classmates to give the commencement speech alongside then FBI Director Robert S. Muller III.
Sheriff Scott has served during the very best and very worst economic conditions Southwest Florida has faced. 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.
Sheriff Scott is a North Fort Myers High School graduate and third-generation Lee County native whose family roots date back to 1910. He and his wife, Krista, reside in North Fort Myers and have two adult children.