Dr. Scott Hassell has worked in the Corrections and Mental Health fields for the past two decades, having served in a variety of roles including adolescent therapist, wilderness program manager and Corrections Management.
He holds numerous certifications in Jail Management, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Substance Abuse Counseling.
Chief Hassell serves on the CED Mental Health Board as well as the Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association Board of Directors.
He serves as the trainer for the Sheriffs Office Dive Team, holds Instructor Certifications with three different Certification Agencies and has over 30 years diving experience.
Chief Hassell holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and advanced graduate degrees in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. He was appointed Chief Deputy of Detention in 2004.