Greensboro selects Wayne Scott as new police chief

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Wayne Scott

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro City Manager Jim Westmoreland will introduce Wayne Scott as Greensboro’s 22nd police chief on Thursday.

Scott has worked for the City of Greensboro Police Department since 1991 and has served as deputy chief since 2012.

The city’s search for a replacement for previous chief Ken Miller started in November shortly after Miller left to take the chief’s post in Greenville, S.C.

On Monday, the city announced it had narrowed the search for a new chief down to two candidates — Scott and Danielle Outlaw, a deputy chief for the City of Oakland, Calif.

“Wayne’s entire career leading up to this point has prepared him to be an outstanding chief for our community and I’m excited to announce him as Greensboro’s next chief of police,” Westmoreland said. “Wayne’s overall vision for the department, significant police service and police leadership experience, familiarity with the department and community and ideas and strategies to further strengthen police/community relations and to build trust, were all keys to his appointment. That experience will serve him well as he begins his new role and looks to move the department forward.”

Scott will be introduced as chief at 12 p.m. Thursday at the Greensboro Police Headquarters. During his introduction, Scott will offer insight into his plan for progressive policing.

“Greensboro is a community where I am invested in its prosperity and success and I’ve dedicated the last 24 years of my life to serving its residents,” Scott said. “I am 100 percent committed to fulfilling the department’s vision of becoming a national model for exceptional policing through a commitment to excellence, selfless public service and effective community partnerships.”