Scott Goddard's Personnel File

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About Scott Goddard

Scott Goddard is a lifelong resident of Crow Wing County. Growing up in Jenkins Township, Scott attended school in the Pequot Lakes School District. Scott worked at Arvig/ TDS telephone company while earning his law enforcement degree with Northland Community College.   Scott became interested in law enforcement while in high school and has dedicated his professional career to serving the people of Crow Wing County.  

Goddard 4 Sheriff in Crow Wing!


  • Current CAPTAIN of the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and now Captain
  • Instructor for Central Lakes College Skills Program
  • Police Officer with the Pequot Lakes Police Department
  • Police Officer with the Breezy Point Police Department

Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office Experience

Scott Goddard is the Captain with the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. Scott is responsible for all daily operations including: patrol, investigations, dispatch, civil process, transports, court security, boat & water, bomb team, volunteer dive and mounted patrol teams and departmental training.

Scott has 12 years of supervisor experience  with the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office.  This includes:

  • Patrol Sergeant- Dispatch, Court Security, Transports, Civil Process and the Boat and Water Divisions
  • Patrol Lieutenant- Dispatch and Patrol Divisions functions
  • Crow Wing County Tactical Response Team Co-Commander 
  • Crow Wing County Tactical Response Team Assistant Team Leader 
  • Crow Wing County Tactical Response Team Operator

Scott has focused his continued education on the needs of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office and our community.  This education includes:

  • Force on Force Instructor 
  • ALICE Instructor 
  • Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun Agency Armorer 
  • Active Shooter Instructor 
  • Firearms- Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructor 
  • Shoothouse Instructor
  • Public Information Officer
  • Background Investigations Supervisor 
  • Background Investigator 
  • Field Training Officer 
  • MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Supervision and Management


  • 2014 Recipient of Minnesota Sheriff’s Office Association Medal of Honor 
  • 2014 Minnesota Public Safety Service Award’s Committee Award of Valor 
  • 2013 Military Order of the Purple Heart National First Responder Citation 

Contributions Made to Sheriff's Office

  • Crime Mapping
  • Implementation of the ALICE (active shooter response) Program for all county employees
  • Expansion of social media platforms for the public
  • Oversight of newly created Forensic Position 
  • Collaboration with our county board, departments within Crow Wing County and surrounding agencies
  • Increased efficiency in patrol functions,  hiring processes, civil process and firearms permit application process. 
  • Improved training for all staff 

Future Goals

  • Recruit and prepare future personnel for law enforcement related careers with our office
  • Provide the leading voice and representation for Crow Wing County on state and federal levels  
  • Embrace future technology to ensure our younger generation is safe
  • Expand programs to serve and protect our aging population
  • Community outreach and involvement 
  • Mental health education, awareness and resources
  • Re-establish our K-9 Program
  • Re-create our Explorer Post
  • Strengthen existing and create new neighborhood programs
  • Ensure all residents and visitors of Crow Wing County have a voice