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Scott G. Erickson is a conservative writer, policy analyst, and law enforcement professional in California. He has spent the past 15 years working as a police officer, directing his professional focus on the recognition and identification of terrorist organizations and holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Cincinnati. 

In addition to his law enforcement duties, Scott has collaborated extensively with the nation’s foremost conservative think tank, The Heritage Foundation. Frequently contributing to Heritage’s blog, The Foundry, Scott has focused on myriad issues of national security including foreign terrorist organizations, law enforcement, and missile defense.

He has co-authored several reports at Heritage: A Comprehensive Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) System Requires Action; Changing Today’s Law Enforcement Culture to Face 21st-Century Threats; and the newly released report: Lessons from Benghazi: Investigation Leaves Important Questions Unanswered.

Additionally, Scott’s writing has been featured in The Washington Times, The Orange County Register, The Daily CallerTownhall, and other publications. He has also been quoted in major media outlets, including the New York Times, on national security and law enforcement issues.

In 2013, Scott was named as one of the Republican National Committee's Rising Stars. 

Scott continues to work toward advancing conservative solutions to the issues facing our nation while maintaining fidelity to America’s founding documents.  

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