Scott M. Hamilton
The Lodge President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lodge, who presides at all monthly and quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors. In addition, the Lodge President is responsible for general management to ensure the Lodge complies 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.
A member of Lodge #111 since 2001, Scott was always active with the Lodge. He volunteered for many Lodge events and worked within the community, representing the FOP. Other members recognized his service, resulting in being elected as Sergeant at Arms in 2018. Immediately while in that position, he began to work on acquiring the current Lodge property. After the FOP purchased the new Lodge, Scott dedicated all his free time to ensuring the property was transformed into what it is today, with a large lounge and rental hall. His desire to lead and help grow the Lodge led to a 40% increase in membership, and in 2020 he was elected as the Lodge President.
During his career with the Sheriff’s Office, he served in many positions, including Road Patrol, Court Security, Fleet Services, Special Operations Unit, US Marshall’s Task Force, Field Training, and the Collision Reconstruction Unit, using his experience as a Commercial Pilot, he also started the agency drone program. Additionally, Scott remains active at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy, where he has taught Basic Crash Investigation courses to police recruits since 2013.
In May 2021, Scott was called to active duty with the Maryland Army National Guard for what was to be an 18-month-long period. Knowing he would be on active duty for such an extended period, Scott retired at the rank of Corporal on July 14, 2021, after 21 years of service to focus on his role as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot assigned to Ft. Belvoir, VA. 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.
Email Scott at: [email protected]