Scott S. Byington
SCOTT S. BYINGTON
Detective Scott S. Byington received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Logistics from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah in 1998. Scott was hired by Layton City Police Department and graduated from Utah P.O.S.T. Police Academy in 1999. Scott began his career as a patrol officer until 2001 when he was assigned to the traffic division. Scott is a trained accident reconstruction investigator and Emergency Vehicle Operation instructor, he is currently the lead instructor for Layton PD. Scott was transferred to the detective division in 2003 where he earned the Distinguished Service Award and a Unit Citation Award. After serving the Layton City Detective Division for 7 years, Scott was assigned to the Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force as their first pharmaceutical drug investigator. Scott has been recognized with several Citations of Honor from the Utah Narcotic Officer’s Association and Distinguished Service Awards from the Layton City Police Department. He has dismantled multiple drug trafficking organizations including a white supremacy pharmaceutical DTO responsible for forging prescriptions and distributing well over 15,000 pills in a three month span. Scott also identified and dismantled an Oxycodone drug trafficking organization operating in multiple states. In 2012, Scott was selected by Rocky Mountain HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) as the Drug Enforcement Officer of the Year.
In 2013 Scott organized and was appointed President of the Utah chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), he is the Sergeant at Arms for the Utah Narcotics Officer Association, and is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Scott has provided pharmaceutical investigation training for the Utah Narcotics Officer Association, Utah Pharmaceutical Drug Crime Project, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, United States Air Force and Army, National District Attorney’s Association, Association of Public Safety Communications Officials and continuously lectures at regional schools, hospitals, and clinics.