Scott M. Hamilton
The Lodge President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lodge who presides at all regular monthly meetings and all quarterly meetings of the Board. In addition, the Lodge President is responsible for general management to ensure the Lodge is compliant with all orders of business from the State and National Lodges. The Lodge President also acts as a spokesman for the Lodge and maintains active contact with the Chiefs of Police, Mayors and City Councils, the Sheriff, the County Executive, and County Council members.
Scott began his law enforcement career with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office in 2000 when he completed the police academy two months after his 21st birthday. Scott served in many positions within the Sheriff’s Office, including Road Patrol, Court Security, Fleet Services, Special Operations Unit, US Marshall’s Task Force, FTO, and CRU; he also started the agency drone program. Promoted to Corporal in 2016, Scott completed the remainder of his career supervising a Road Patrol shift and the Collision Reconstruction Unit. In July 2021, Scott retired from the Sheriff’s Office to focus on preparations for a military deployment; however, the Lodge Bylaws allow retirees to remain on the Board of Directors, where he has served since 2018. First as the Sergeant at Arms before being elected Lodge President in 2020.
Additionally, Scott is an active Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy instructor, where he has been teaching a course in Basic Crash Investigation to police recruits since 2013. He is also a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in the MD Army National Guard, assigned to Weide Army Heliport as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter Instructor Pilot. Before joining the National Guard in 2009, Scott was Honorably Discharged from US Marine Corps Reserve in 2004 after a six-year enlistment that included a deployment to Iraq in 2003.