Interim Chief Scott Wiese began his law enforcement journey as a Newport Beach Police Explorer in 1980. In October of 1986 he attended the Rio Hondo Police Academy and went on to join the Monrovia Police Department. He joined the Monterey Park Police Department in 1992 as a police officer. Over the next 30 years he has worked many assignments including Patrol, Investigations, Community Relations, D.A.R.E., Crime Impact, and Traffic. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in February 2022 and has commanded both the Support Services and Operations Bureau. He developed and remained a member of the department's Special Response Team (SWAT) for more than 20 years.
Interim Chief Wiese is married and has four children and two grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, travel, watching volleyball and baseball games, and working around the house.
Interim Chief Wiese has a Bachelor of Arts from Union University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master of Science degree in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego. He is a graduate of the California POST Sherman Block Leadership Institute, the California POST Management Program, and is a California POST Master Instructor.