Lt. Scott Clayton


Lt. Scott Clayton started his career in Georgia with the Marietta Police Department in 1984 after serving four years as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. During his time as an officer he was assigned to uniform patrol, DUI Task Force and the Marietta/Cobb/Smyrna (MCS)Drug Task Force. After promotion to Sergeant, Clayton became supervisor of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) and supervised the investigation of serious/fatality vehicle crashes and conducted city-wide traffic enforcement. In 1999 Clayton was selected as supervisor of the Crime Interdiction Unit (CIU) and carried out tactical street level crime/drug enforcement. He was later assigned to the Community Response Unit and coordinated crime prevention and education. After promotion to Lieutenant he worked as commander over STEP and CIU. During his 29 year career he spent 24 as a member of the Marietta SWAT team and was commander of the unit at the time of his retirement in 2013.