APD welcomes newest officer
Published 10:23 am Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Austin welcomed its newest member of the police force on Monday.
Adam Scott was sworn in as the new patrol officer for the Austin Police Department yesterday in City Hall.
“I believe we’re getting a fine young man joining our department,” Police Chief Brian Krueger said. “He’ll be very busy. We stay busy in our department being very proactive in community policing.”
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Scott, 29, studied law enforcement at Rochester Community and Technical College and he is looking forward to starting his first job in the field.
“I’m excited,” Scott said. “Very eager to get out there, be proactive and help the community.”
Scott’s ties to law enforcement date back to high school growing up in Rochester. He remembers taking a test in high school about what you want to be when you grow up, and he got law enforcement. He was introduced to a Rochester officer and joined the police explorers program there.
“It was a lot of fun, a good experience,” he said. “Loved it ever since; it’s kind of driven my life toward that.”
Scott started studying law enforcement but then took a break to join the Marine Corps. He served for about eight years and was deployed four times, including two combat tours, before being discharged as an infantry sergeant.
He served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Scott sees similarities between law enforcement and his time in the Marines, especially when it comes to tactical situations.
He described himself as someone who is easy going and has a good sense of humor, but he also said he is a problem solver.
In his spare time, Scott enjoys hunting and remembers playing hockey for many years growing up until he took up snowboarding.
He’ll start training in the field around Nov. 15.