Major J. Scott Stephenson

Director of the Board, CIT Utah, Inc.

Major J. Scott Stephenson currently serves as the director of Utah's Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Scott is currently an adjunct instructor at the Salt Lake Community College and Weber State University. He is an experienced teacher and presenter in the areas of ethics, ethical leadership, excited delirium, crisis intervention, patrol tactics (to include canine deployment), and conflict resolution /de-escalation. 

Scott is a seasoned administrator and is responsible for delivering and developing police training curriculum, investigating officer misconduct, and collaborating with Utah senators and representatives to create prudent laws and policy for Utah’s law enforcement. He has served as member of multiple boards, committees and councils during his career and currently serves as a member of the Utah Prosecution Council, representing law enforcement and the Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner’s Office. 

Scott has served in several different capacities within Utah’s law enforcement community to include: corrections, special emergency response team (SERT), patrol (state and municipal), drill instructor in the Police Corps academy, POST investigations (Lt.), basic training (Lt.) and DUI squad. Scott earned his Business baccalaureate degree from the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah and has a graduate degree in Criminal Justice from Weber State University. Scott is also a graduate of Northwestern Staff and Command School. 

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