2023 – Chief Scott Hughes


Chief Scott Hughes began his law enforcement career at the age of 16 when he joined a law enforcement explorer program. Scott remained active in the program until the age of 21 when he entered the police academy. He is currently the Chief of Police in Hamilton Township (Warren County) Ohio Police Department.

Chief Hughes has held the position of academy commander and advanced law enforcement training coordinator at a regional training facility where he continues to serve as a certified instructor through the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Commission. Scott has been recognized as a subject matter expert by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission in several disciplines.

Chief Hughes holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Charleston and is a graduate of The Supervisor Training and Education program as well as The Police Executive Leadership College. Scott is also a graduate of 133rd FBI-LEEDA Command Institute and is a certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE). Chief Hughes is an active member of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police where he serves on the education committee.

Scott is a contributing writer and Instructor for Calibre Press.  He is the creator and lead instructor of the course Advanced Tactics for Patrol, Vehicle Stops & Officer Safety. He also instructs the legendary Street Survival Seminar©, Reading People©, Advanced Patrol Tactics, Finding the Leader in You©, and Legally Justified; But Was it Avoidable© programs with Calibre Press.