Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Carmine Marceno Jr. as Sheriff in the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. He is appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sheriff Mike Scott on September 24, 2018.

Governor Scott said, “Sheriff Mike Scott has been dedicated to serving the people of Lee County for the past 30 years. We are grateful for his service to his community and to Florida. Today, I am proud to appoint Carmine Marceno Jr. as Sheriff of Lee County. With Undersheriff Marceno having nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience and having worked closely with Sheriff Scott, I am confident that he will work every day to protect and serve Lee County.”

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott said, “I’d like to thank Governor Scott for his leadership and for continuing to invest in public safety so that Florida’s crime rate could hit a 47-year low in 2018. It has truly been an honor to serve the Lee County community. Undersheriff Marceno is an experienced law enforcement officer who has worked with me for years, and I have the utmost confidence that he will keep working every day to protect our families and visitors.”

Marceno, 46, of Fort Myers, has been serving in the Lee County Sherriff’s Office since 2013. He received a U.S. Department of Justice Graduation Certificate from the FBI National Academy. Sheriff Mike Scott has served as the Lee County Sheriff for fourteen years and has served the community of Lee County for the past thirty years. Carmine Marceno is appointed to fill the vacancy created by Sheriff Mike Scott on September 25, 2018.

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