Franklin County Law Enforcement
Feb 15, 2024
Sheriff Scott Nichols
Franklin County Law Enforcement

Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. has been elected president of the Maine Sheriffs’ Association, the organization announced Monday, January 22, 2024.

Nichols began his law enforcement career in 1984 and was first elected sheriff in 2012. The New Sharon man will be seeking his fourth term as sheriff later this year.

Maine sheriffs took into consideration the vast and multi-faceted experiences Nichols will bring to his role as president, according to the association’s release.

Nichols served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper, and in both the National Guard and Army Reserve. His service continued as a Maine State Police trooper, a detective for the Maine State Police and cadre (an officer) at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

During his tenure with the Maine State Police, Nichols earned two medals of bravery and one for meritorious service. In 2008, Nichols was selected from a pool of 20 other applicants to become the chief of police of Carrabassett Valley.

In addition to his new role as president of the Maine Sheriffs’ Association, Nichols is a current board member of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He also serves as one of two sheriffs on the state’s County Corrections Professional Standards Council.