Civilian Law Enforcement Career

Scott Jones has been fortunate to work in law enforcement for more than thirty years and has been a commissioned law enforcement officer for twenty five of those years.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 1989 – 2012:

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Effective February 29, 2012 Scott Jones retired as a Senior Agent with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission after more than twenty two years of service at the TABC, and more than 26 years of service to the citizens of the State of Texas. Scott joined the TABC in 1989 and has enjoyed the privilege of serving in a wide variety of roles within the Commission.

During that period of time he has been an active law enforcement officer in the enforcement division. Scott Jones’ hard work was rewarded with promotions to Agent II in 1993, Agent III in 1997, Agent IV in 2001, Agent V in 2005, and Senior Agent in 2009.
America learned first hand through the prohibition of alcohol and later through the repeal of the 21st Amendment of the United States Constitution that the extent and danger of organized and individual crime associated with the alcohol business required an equally organized and focused law enforcement initiative. Scott has been able to play an important role in defending our community from such crime. Scott has played a role in many notable investigations and law enforcement operations, but perhaps one of the most peculiar and interesting was the 2008 seizure of 411 bottles of homebrewed vodka, each with its own 10 inch rattlesnake.

Law enforcement has been only one facet of Scott’s impressive career. Education and outreach has been where Scott has made his mark. Scott never underestimated the deterrent effect of spreading knowledge to our children as they grow up and join society.

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Along the way Scott has met neighbors and made many friends in his school to school outreach effort to teach children that underage drinking will not help them achieve their dreams. In 1997 Scott’s hard work was rewarded by being selected as the National Liquor Law Enforcement Officer of the year.

United States Navy, 1996 – Present:

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Scott Jones added to his law enforcement knowledge by serving his country. Scott has been a police officer [Master at Arms] in the United States Navy Reserve since 1996. During his sixteen years of service in the United States Navy Reserve Scott served in the capacity of a patrol officer,

investigator, and trainer as well as various leadership roles within the Navy Reserve. During annual training deployments Chief Petty Officer Jones has augmented active duty Navy law enforcement units at Royal Air Force Base, West Ruislip, England; Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy; Naval Station Rota, Spain; and at Naval Base, Apra Harbor Guam.

In 2000, Scott served as a Master at Arms aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy when it sailed into New York Harbor under the shadow of the World Trade Centers Towers. A year later, in 2001, Scott Jones was mobilized and served as a Master at Arms aboard Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas for a year following the attacks of September 11th.

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In 2010 Chief Petty Officer Jones again returned to active duty serving his country in Iraq as a member of a Joint Task Force as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

Bexar County Sheriff’s Office – 1985 – 1989:

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Prior to becoming a career TABC Agent, Scott Jones cut his teeth as a patrol officer with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Jones graduated from the law enforcement academy, served a short tour of duty as a jailer and joined the patrol division.

During his time with Bexar County Scott learned the skills and unique issues of rural law enforcement patrolling, motor vehicle accident investigation, DWI interdiction, diffusing tense situations with little assistance, and building relationships with the citizens who lived in his patrol area.

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Texas Department of Corrections – 1981 – 1985:

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Scott Jones began his career in law enforcement as a Corrections Officer in Huntsville, Texas. During those four years Scott learned a tremendous amount about our judicial system and the role of law enforcement in our community. During Scott’s tenure with the TDC he witnessed enormous structural changes including Federal oversight, the court ordered

elimination of overcrowding by early release, the expansion of the Texas Department of Corrections prison facility system, and the reception and release of nearly 30,000 prisoners through the TDC system. The education and events of those four years as a corrections officer reinforced Scott’s determination to pursue a career in law enforcement.