Scott Dunn is a retired lieutenant who works as an extra-help background investigator for the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Dunn was born and raised mostly in the Bay Area. He received an AA Degree from Chabot College in Park Technology, and a BS Degree in Resource Management from California State University, Sacramento. He was the first person in his family to receive a college education. Lt. Dunn moved to Sonoma County when he was hired as a Park Ranger in 1981 for Sonoma County Regional Parks. In 1985 he began his career as a Deputy Sheriff for the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. During his career at the Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Dunn worked a variety of assignments including Patrol, Marine Enforcement Unit, Helicopter Unit, Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Environmental Crimes Unit, and Tactical Team. He was promoted up through the ranks as a Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant.
Lt. Dunn served as the Department’s “Team Captain” during the agency’s participation in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life for 10 years.