Sheriff Scott Stephenson
Address: 214 W. Main Street Harrisville, MI 48740
Scott A. Stephenson is a 1992 graduate of Tawas Area High School and a 1996 graduate of Michigan State University. While attending college, he worked seasonally with the U.S. Forest Service in Mio, MI. Working with Forest Service law enforcement officers, Stephenson became interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Stephenson was hired in 1997 as a part-time corrections officer in Alcona County. He completed the local corrections officer academy at Kirtland Community College in 1998 and Kirtland Regional Police Academy in 2001. Stephenson has worked with the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer, Road Patrol Deputy, Road Patrol Sergeant, and Undersheriff. He was appointed as Sheriff on May 1st, 2019. Stephenson maintains both his corrections and police officer certifications.
Sheriff Stephenson places a strong emphasis on the investigation and prosecution of crimes involving victims such as domestic violence, criminal sexual conduct, vulnerable adult fraud and abuse, and child abuse. He also promotes a high level of security at the jail through the care, custody and control of the inmates.
Sheriff Stephenson has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 23 years. They live in Alcona County where they have raised their two sons, Alexander and Zachary.