Law enforcement professional and Rogers County Sheriff
Scott Walton was elected as Rogers County Sheriff in November of 2008. He was raised in Rogers County, a proud member of the Cherokee nation, and a fifth generation Oklahoma native. He graduated from Claremore High School and went on to attend Northeastern State university where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Technology.
In 1980, he joined the Tulsa Police Department. During his 27 years of service to TPD, one of his greatest achievements was being selected to serve as Tulsa Police Department’s Public Information Officer, where he assisted the Headquarters Division in service to the Tulsa Citizens Crime Commission. Scott Walton and his television series of Crime Stoppers was successful and recorded the highest arrest rate for any other program in the nation.
Upon retiring from the Tulsa Police Department, and being elected as Rogers County’s twentieth Sheriff, Scott Walton inspired changes within the department that transformed the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office into one of Oklahoma’s most prestigious law enforcement agencies.
Sheriff Walton and wife Rose, have two sons as well as seven grandchildren which provides lots of opportunities for the Walton’s to prioritize family values, attend Eden Mennonite Church, and share in a number of hobbies and interests.
When Sheriff Walton is not completing a variety of responsibilities at the Office, he is busy serving in a number of law enforcement and community roles. He sits on the Advisory Board for Safenet Services, the Board of Directors for Rogers County Youth Services, and a mentor for Stand in the Gap Ministries. One of his most personal contributions to the law enforcement profession has ben the development of the Stand1st Foundation which raise awareness and funds for law enforcement, and to assist those officers and families in times of need. In 2022, Sheriff Scott Walton was named Oklahoma’s Sheriff of the Year. It was the culmination of well over forty years of law enforcement experience.