About Connor Scott

Acting Vice President for Public Safety
Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine

Connor D. Scott joined Johns Hopkins Security in April 2018 as the chief of staff for public safety and assumed the role of acting vice president in June 2019.

As acting vice president, Scott oversees security operations for Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals and facilities in Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and Florida; and for university campus safety and security worldwide except at the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Scott most recently served as deputy director for operations for the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, where he oversaw planning, engineering and construction, maintenance, safety, permitting, traffic management, and snow removal operations for the agency of more than 1,200 employees. He also served Baltimore City as the assistant deputy mayor for operations and as deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, where he was responsible for day-to-day management of the agency and oversaw emergency operations for several federally declared disasters and other major incidents across Baltimore.

Scott began his public safety career as a firefighter and emergency medical technician in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia, where he spent 10 years and rose to the rank of lieutenant. He also served as an EMT for the Temple University Hospital Critical Care Transport Team, providing emergency care for patients being transported to the Temple trauma and burn centers.

Scott has done extensive consulting in emergency preparedness and response, and he has participated in numerous emergency management planning projects and training exercises across the country. He has been involved in several disaster deployments as an emergency responder, including to New York during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and to Big Pine Key, Florida, during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Scott is a certified emergency manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers, a FEMA-certified master exercise practitioner, and a Maryland emergency medical technician. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Villanova University and is also a graduate of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University as well as the Executive Leaders Program at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School.

As a firefighter/EMT, he was awarded commendations for lifesaving, firefighter of the year, and meritorious service, and he was awarded the mayor’s medal of honor for his actions in the Florida Keys during Hurricane Irma.