Sheriff Scott Stephenson is a fourth generation Midland native who was educated in the Midland Public School system. He attended Indiana University and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree in criminal justice. Sheriff Stephenson then attended the Northeastern Police Academy in 1993 and was hired by the Clare County Sheriff’s Office in 1994.
In 1995 Sheriff Stephenson was hired by the Midland County Sheriff’s Office as a road patrol deputy. While working at the Midland County Sheriff’s Office he has been a member of the Midland SWAT team, a detective for BAYANET, a road patrol sergeant and the jail manager.
On January 1, 2013 Sheriff Stephenson began his first term as the Midland County Sheriff. He is the 27th Sheriff of Midland County since the office began in 1855. Sheriff Stephenson resides in Midland with his three children.