Sheriff Scott Goddard is a Crow Wing County native born and raised in the Pequot Lakes/Jenkins Township area. He is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School.
Law Enforcement Experience
Sheriff Goddard earned his law enforcement certificate in 1993 from the then Brainerd Community College, now Central Lakes College. He began his law enforcement career as an officer with the Breezy Point Police Department while also working part-time as an officer with the Pequot Lakes Police Department. Goddard went on to take a position with the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office but went back to Breezy Point Police Department and then returned to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office.
While working for the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, Scott was promoted from Patrol Deputy to Patrol Sergeant and assigned to the Boat and Water division in 2007. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2013 and Captain in 2017. During this time, Scott was responsible for overseeing the Boat and Water division, Dive Team, Patrol, 911 Dispatch, Court Security, Transport and Civil Process. Prior to his election as Sheriff, he oversaw the patrol functions, Investigations, Dispatch and volunteer-related divisions and personnel.
Scott has filled a variety of roles during his law enforcement career, including serving as a field training officer, a background investigator, firearms instructor, departmental armorer, Force on Force instructor; ALICE trainer and operator, assistant team leader and co-commander of the tactical team.