Scott Whittington

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Scott Whittington

MCJ, Lecturer
Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs

Biographical Information

Commander Scott Whittington joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in February 1988. As a police officer, he has held a variety of assignments to include, Patrol, and investigations as an Economic, Sex Crimes, and Fugitive Detective. He was promoted to sergeant in January of 1999 and served in Patrol, Internal Affairs and Investigations as the Robbery Unit Sergeant. In March of 2006, he was promoted to lieutenant and served in Patrol, Office of Emergence Management, and Professional Standards. In July of 2013, he was promoted to Commander of the Office of Professional Standards. As a Commander, he has also served in the Sand Creek Patrol Division, Management Services Division and the Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division.  He started his Adjunct Professor career in September of 2010.  He has taught at Colorado Technical Institute, Colorado State University-Pueblo and at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  He has been a lead Ethics instructor for the department for the last 10 years.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.