Lieutenant Scott T. Cox (ret.)

Scott began his career in public service in 1990 by joining the US Army a day after Operation Desert Shield was announced. There he served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Ft. Campbell KY as support personnel. He was an Airborne soldier and the rank of E-4 (Specialist) when he left the Army with his Honorable discharge. His primary job in the Army was a purchasing agent, a position that introduced him to the art of negotiating. He also served as the Assistant Battalion Armorer.

In 1996 Scott joined the Neptune Township Police Department and was the rank of Lieutenant upon his retirement. During his law enforcement career, he was assigned to the Township’s Emergency Response Team and Supervising Firearms Instructor, as well as being one of the first 3 officers assigned as a Field Training Officer when the department adopted the program.

Scott has served in various leadership roles with his respective unions in the police department from Treasurer, Vice-President and President (having served the last 8 years in service as the President of NJ Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #19). While serving his unions Scott created several charitable events benefiting both elderly citizens and children. He also has chaired and co-chaired the Annual Garden State Concerns of Police Survivors’ Black and Blue Ball. He currently sits on the Legislative, Retention and Expansion, and Education Committee with the NJ State Fraternal Order of Police.

In 2018 Scott was elected to the NJ FOP Labor Council Board of Directors, a position he held until his retirement from Law Enforcement. Shortly after retirement he began his employment with the Labor Council as a Staff Representative.

A self-described autodidact, Scott has an Associate’s Degree in Psychology from Brookdale Community College as well as certifications in Human Resource Management (American Management Association), Employment Law (Rutgers University), Negotiation, Arbitration and Conflict Resolution (Rutgers University), Leadership and Command (Penn State University), and Leadership and Supervision (Federal Bureau of Investigations).