BIOGRAPHY OF MILDRED "MILLIE" SCOTT
Mildred "Millie" Scott, the daughter of Gertrude and the late Harold Lincoln, was born and raised in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Millie graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 1966. She started working in the Middlesex County Courthouse in 1968 and graduated from the Middlesex County Police Academy in May 1970 at a time when few women were breaking into police work. This began Millie's balancing act of family and career. Millie is the wife of Richard Scott, a retired Lieutenant from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. She is the proud mother of three adult children - Chanelle, Ivan and Cheryl and is the proud grandmother of seven. Her family is her greatest joy and most wondrous blessing.
Professionally, Millie was a trailblazer who worked her way up through the ranks of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department. In 1979 she was promoted to Sergeant and achieved the rank of Lieutenant in 1980. Two years later she was named Chief Warrant Officer, a second in command post to Sheriff Spicuzzo. Millie was then promoted to Chief Sheriff's Officer in October 1991. Chief Scott has the distinction of being the first black female Chief in New Jersey. As Chief, Millie gained the reputation for dealing fairly with officers under her command. This philosophy and style kept her close to her co-workers and gained their respect. Chief Scott retired after 27 years in the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department to enjoy her family and grandchildren. Chief Scott is a highly decorated officer and skilled markswoman. Chief Scott received numerous honors and awards throughout her career in law enforcement.
Dedicated to her community and motivated to give back following her retirement from the Sheriff's Department, Millie was elected as a Councilwoman-at-Large in Piscataway Township in 1996. Prior to being elected to that position, Millie was a member of the Piscataway Township Zoning Board and the Middlesex County Planning Board. Millie also coached Piscataway Recreation Girl's Softball and was a Delaware Valley Girl Scout Leader.
In 2008, Millie was elected to the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. She serves as the Chair of the Law and Public Safety Committee overseeing all county law enforement agencies. Freeholder Scott, fiscal conservative, is respected amongst her peers for her leadership ability and innovative solutions in difficult economic times. She worked with the Warden to consolidate Youth Services under the supervision of Adult Corrections resulting in an $800,000 savings to taxpayers. She worked with Monmouth County to establish a shared services agreement that will generate $2 million in tax savings for county residents and collaborated with the Middlesex County Prosecutor to secure $1.5 million in Federal Homeland Security grants to create an intelligence information database that will be shared across law enforcement agencies.
Millie Scott is the only candidate with law enforcement experience to best serve as Middlesex County Sheriff.