Mont. Co. Sheriff’s Major demoted amid investigation

Scott Landis (Montgomery County Sheriff's Website).

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Major has been demoted following an investigation into inappropriate comments made, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Scott Landis (Montgomery County Sheriff's Website).
Scott Landis (Montgomery County Sheriff’s Website).

Major Scott Landis is being investigated for “inappropriate and unprofessional” comments made during a meeting involving jail staff, according to the release. His performance at work has also been “unsatisfactory” as the commander of the jail division, according to the release.

Landis began his career with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a Corrections Officer assigned to the Jail Division. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Sheriff in 1994, and served as a Road Patrol Deputy in Harrison, Jefferson and Washington Townships, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office’s website. In 1999, he was assigned to Harrison Township as a Detective investigating property crimes. He was later assigned to the Special Investigations Unit investigating a variety of serious criminal offenses, including child abuse cases, according to the website.

During his career, Major Landis has served as a C.O.P.S. Officer, a Field Training Officer and a member of the SWAT team.

Major Landis was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in April 2005. He held supervisory positions in the Jail, Court Services, and Road Patrol. He served as an Administrative Sergeant in the Operations Division before being promoted to the rank of Captain in January 2008, according to the website. In January 2009 he was promoted to the rank of Major and served as the Commander of the Operations Division.

Landis was assigned as the Division Commander for the Jail and for Court Security when the incident occurred.

He graduated from Dixie High School in Montgomery County and has attended numerous accredited law enforcement training courses, according to the website.

The sheriff’s office will not comment further on the issue, citing pending investigation.

2 NEWS has requested Landis’ personnel file, when we get it we’ll let you know what we find. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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