Scott Backer

Sheriff's Office
Title: Lieutenant - Criminal Investigation Division
Phone: 315-536-5176
Lieutenant Scott Backer

Work History
Lieutenant Backer was appointed to his present position in May 2014. He has been with the Sheriff's Office since 1993, starting in the Corrections Bureau. He then worked in the Road Patrol Division as a Deputy Sheriff for nine years before being promoted to Criminal Investigator in December 2006. In April 2013, he was appointed Senior Investigator.

Lieutenant Backer is a graduate of Dundee Central School and the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy (FLLEA).

He has been trained in crime scene and evidence collection, motor vehicle collision investigation, methamphetamine, marijuana and synthetic marijuana investigation, as well as computer, mobile phone, cyber and digital evidence investigations.

As Lieutenant, he is responsible for oversight of the Criminal Investigation Division. 

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