Chief Scott A. Malace

Professional Biography

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tt A. Malace
Chief of Police
(989) 793-2310

Scott A. Malace became Chief of Police for the Saginaw Township Police Department on January 10th, 2022.

After serving active duty in the U.S. Army Military Police Corp, Chief Malace joined the Saginaw Township Police Department in 1993.

While with the Saginaw Township Police Department, Chief Malace was assigned to the road division from 1994 thru 2011.  He served in several different capacities to include being a certified mountain bike officer, an Emergency Medical Technician, a Field Training Officer, a Field Training Supervisor, an Honor Guard member, a member of the Critical Incident Debriefing Team, and as a road sergeant from 2003 thru 2011. 

In 2011 he transferred from the road division as a supervisor to the detective division serving as the Detective Sergeant for the Crime Prevention Unit until he was promoted to lieutenant in 2020 at which time he oversaw the Investigative Division. 

Chief Malace also served 21 years on the Saginaw Emergency Services Team (S.W.A.T.) in a variety of roles to include; an entry team member, a sniper, a Team Leader, and a Team Commander.    

Chief Malace has attended various leadership courses throughout his career to include the Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute and the Michigan Police Executive Development Seminar.  He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the 285th FBI National Academy.