Chief Scott Engle began his career in law enforcement in his hometown of Sumner with the Sumner Police Department in April of 1998. Chief Engle made a lateral move to the Puyallup Police Department in 2001. Chief Engle was promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and later to Lieutenant/Captain in 2009. Chief Engle was appointed as the Interim Chief of Police in January 2018 and was named the 28th Chief of the Puyallup Police Department in March 2018.
During his career Chief Engle has overseen all of the divisions within the police department, served as a field training officer, served on the methamphetamine laboratory response team, served as a Problem Oriented Policing Unit officer, served on the Major Collision Response Team, was a member of the Pierce County regional gang task force, served on several multi-agency DUI emphasis patrols, and has served as a bicycle patrol officer.
Chief Engle currently serves as an Incident Commander on the Pierce County Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Team. Chief Engle also is very involved in the City’s Emergency Management Team and Emergency Operations Center. Chief Engle also currently serves on the state-wide Line of Duty Death Response Team with Behind the Badge Foundation.
Chief Engle is very involved in the Puyallup community. He is a member of the Puyallup Kiwanis Club and the Puyallup Kiwanis Foundation. Chief Engle also serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Puyallup-based Mt. Rainier Federal Credit Union.
Chief Engle has a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Puget Sound and a Criminal Justice Agency Administration Certificate from the University of Washington Tacoma. Chief Engle is a graduate of the Northwest Law Enforcement Command College and the Leadership in Police Organizations program.
Chief Engle was born and raised in Pierce County and has deep ties to our community. Chief Engle makes his home in downtown Puyallup with his wife Liz and children Andy and Emma and their beloved cat Mittens. When not at work Chief Engle enjoys being a dad, traveling, and being outdoors in good weather!