The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority named Scott C. Booth as its new chief of police Wednesday.
Booth, who joined the Airports Authority in 2015 as deputy chief, previously served in a variety of assignments with the Richmond, Virginia, Police Department, including detective in the Narcotics/Vice Units, SWAT Team, patrol sergeant, precinct commander, detective supervisor, commander in the Special Investigations Division, and a major in operations and the Office of Professional Responsibility.
Booth succeeds Airports Authority Police Chief Stephen Holl, who retired last year.
“Every day, the men and women of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Police Department professionally serve the traveling public, protecting passengers’ safety and securing the airports and the Dulles Toll Road,” said Bryan Norwood, the Airports Authority’s Vice President for Public Safety. With his extensive background and experience, Chief Booth is the right person to continuing leading that mission.”
Prior to joining the Richmond Police Department, Booth served as an infantryman and military police officer in the U.S. Army. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, attended the Senior Management Institute for Police, the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and leadership studies from the University of Richmond and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, the Dulles Airport Access Highway and the Dulles Toll Road and also manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail public transit system through Fairfax County and into Loudoun County, Virginia. More than 44 million passengers a year pass through the two airports. The Airports Authority generates more than 387,000 jobs in the National Capital Region.