Scot Mattox, Esq
CEO of Dirigo RMS
Scot Mattox retired in September 2013 as a Sergeant with the Portland, Maine Police Department after 26 years full-time. During his career, he held several positions within the police department including Patrol Sergeant, Directed Patrol and Tactical Enforcement Sergeant, and Internal Affairs Investigator. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology, a master’s degree in public policy and management, a juris doctor from the University of Maine School of Law, and is currently a member in good standing of the Maine Bar. He is formally a Maine licensed Paramedic and an Adjunct Instructor in Criminology, Juvenile Justice, and Law Enforcement Ethics for St. Joseph’s College of Maine and Police Use of Force and Police Procedure at Southern Maine Community College.
After leaving Portland PD, Mr. Mattox worked as an Administrative Hearings Examiner for the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles for a year before taking a position as Maine’s first Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) contracted through a grant from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety (MeBHS). Currently, Mr. Mattox is the owner and CEO of Dirigo Safety, LLC where he continues TSRP contract work for MeBHS, as well as over overseeing Dirigo Safety’s operations. He is also a reserve officer for Falmouth, Maine PD. In 2020, Mr. Mattox was a contributing author for two publications by the National Traffic Law Center: Cannabis Impairment Detection Workshop Handbook; and the 2020 update of the Cops in Court training class curriculum. He is a nationally certified instructor through International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
In addition to the grant work above, Dirigo Safety, LLC is the primary vendor for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy as lesson plan writers for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program and the Administration of the Maine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program for the Maine Chiefs of Police. Dirigo conducts law enforcement in-service training all over Maine and several New England States and writes law enforcement policy for over 50 police agencies in New England.
Since 2017, Dirigo Safety has trained thousands of police officers in various law enforcement applications including: The Fourth Amendment, Vehicle Operation Liability, Conducting Background
Investigations, and Homicide Investigation. Dirigo’s Cannabis Impairment Detection Green Lab (where officers are trained to detect cannabis and alcohol impairment using volunteers who have consumed either substance) is the first of its kind in the United States. Dirigo Risk Management Solutions – our sister company – teaches workplace safety classes for civilian organizations including Active Shooter Awareness; Workplace De-escalation; and Drug Impairment in the Workplace.