Scott Gray was appointed as Chief of Police for the City of Fayetteville in February 2017. With more than 26 years in law enforcement, Chief Gray has served in a variety of patrol, administrative, and leadership positions over the course of his career. Prior to joining the City of Fayetteville he served as Captain of the North Precinct with the Henry County Police Department.
Over his lengthy career, Chief Gray has demonstrated his commitment to building strong community partnerships, empowering staff, and operating in a transparent manner. He has extensive experience in public engagement, patrol operations, specialized units, and training. He believes that the department should forge a true partnership with the community, and improve the quality of life for all citizens.
Chief Gray is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 243) in Quantico, Virginia and has attended and successfully completed the Georgia Command College (Class 58). He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education degree in Organizational Leadership. He Earned a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University and also holds a Master of Science Degree in Public Safety Administration from Columbus State University. He received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Columbia Southern University.
Chief Gray is married to Regina Gray and they have two adult sons. One serves in the U.S. Army and the other is a police officer. Chief Gray and his wife have two grandchildren.