October 22, 2017

Scott Custer Named South Windsor’s Deputy Police Chief

Posted on September 11, 2015 by in Connecticut, Hometown

Scott Custer

From Hartford Courant.

SOUTH WINDSOR — Lt. Scott P. Custer will serve as the police department’s new deputy chief of police, the department announced Thursday. Custer’s promotion will be effective Sunday.

“I am really honored to have been selected to serve this community as deputy chief,” Custer said in a statement.

“We see the strained relationships that other police agencies have across the country and I am so proud that we have open communication and feedback with the people we serve. It really has been a pleasure to work in South Windsor for 26 years and I look forward to supporting and assisting Chief Edwards,” he said.

Custer, who was born and raised in Manchester, started at the department in 1989 and is currently commander of the Support Services Division.

He has served as a criminal investigator, D.A.R.E. officer, field training officer, narcotics investigator, patrol supervisor, recruiting officer, evidence officer and communications manager. He has served as public information officer since 2006.

Custer holds a master’s in public administration from the University of New Haven and is a graduate of the Connecticut Criminal Justice Command Institute Supervisory Leadership Program.

He has also been accepted to the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course, to be held next year. It is a 400-hour course for law enforcement managers that focuses on law enforcement administration.

“It gives me great pleasure to promote Scott to the rank of deputy chief,” Chief Timothy Edwards said in a statement. “I was his field training officer in 1989 and he showed leadership ability then.”