Scott G. Erickson is a nonprofit executive and former law enforcement professional who spent nearly 20 years working as a police officer in California. He holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Cincinnati.
In 2015, Scott founded Americans in Support of Law Enforcement, a pro-law enforcement nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the issues most relevant to the broader law enforcement community. He currently serves as the organization's President and Executive Director.
Scott has collaborated extensively with the nation’s foremost conservative think tank, The Heritage Foundation. Frequently contributing to Heritage’s news site, The Daily Signal, Scott has written on myriad issues of national security including foreign terrorist organizations, law enforcement, and missile defense.
He has also 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 Lessons from Benghazi: Investigation Leaves Important Questions Unanswered.
Additionally, Scott’s writing has been featured in The Washington Times, FoxNews.com, The Hill, The Orange County Register, and other publications. He has also been quoted in major media outlets, including the New York Times, on national security and law enforcement issues.
A frequent guest on television and radio programs, Scott has appeared on Fox News, One America News Network, and others, and he has lectured at campuses throughout the nation covering a variety of public policy issues including police use of force, the militarization of law enforcement, and others.
Scott continues to work as an advocate for our nation's law enforcement community and the development of programs designed to improve police and community collaboration and inspire more effective public safety solutions.