Chief Scott Noel joined the Blue Ash Police Department in 2002 and was sworn-in as Chief of Police on December 19th, 2017. Prior to serving as Chief, he worked as a patrol officer, field training officer, detective, undercover drug investigator, firearms supervisor, SWAT officer, patrol sergeant, and patrol lieutenant.
He has attended both the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State College, where he continues to further his formal education. He graduated from the Police Executive Leadership College in 2013. Chief Noel has extensive background and training in tactical command leadership from the National Tactical Officers Association. He has also completed the Great Lakes Leadership program sponsored by the FBI. Chief Scott Noel graduated from Norwood High School in 1987.
Throughout the years, Chief Noel has taught police officers on a local, state, regional, and national level in the topics of emergency vehicle operations and police pursuits, as well as tactical operations. Chief Noel is a member of the Hamilton County Association Chiefs of Police (HCACP), Ohio Association Chiefs of Police (OACP), International Association Chiefs of Police (IACP), Ohio Tactical Officers Association (OTOA), and National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). He is also a team leader for the Hamilton County Police Association’s Specials Weapons and Tactics Team.
Prior to joining the Blue Ash Police Department, Chief Noel worked for the Mason Police Department, Madeira Police Department, and as a Park Ranger for the Hamilton County Park District. He has more than 27 years of law enforcement experience.
Chief Noel is married and has three children. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, and golf.