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Chris Scott named chief of police at Tri-County Technical College

Veteran police officer Christopher (Chris) Scott has been named chief of police at Tri-County Technical College (TCTC). He is responsible for preparing and providing for the safety and protection of students, employees and visitors at each of Tri-County’s community campuses, learning centers and training facilities.  He also supports the police department by providing resources for service coverage, emergency preparedness and department and college-wide training and accreditation.  

Chief Scott, who has worked in law enforcement for 40 years, spent the last 18 years as a lieutenant in the Forensic Services Division of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.   

After earning a criminal justice degree from TCTC in 1983, he began his career as a latent print examiner/crime scene technician with Greenville County before moving to the Charleston Police Department.  He later served as a criminal justice instructor at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy and then as a lieutenant in the Forensic Services Division for the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to his TCTC degree, Chief Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Walden University, and in May he received a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Anderson University.

About Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College, a public two-year community and technical college serving Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties in South Carolina, enrolls more than 9,000 students annually and offers more than 70 major fields of study, including computer technology, business administration, mechatronics, nursing, and university transfer programs. Tri-County boasts the highest student success rate among two-year colleges in the state and ranks in the top one percent nationally for successful student transfers to four-year colleges and universities. To learn more, visit