A longtime Pauls Valley police officer has plenty of confidence he can do the job as he continues to settle into his new role as the local department’s interim chief.

It’s not a big stretch for Scott Robbins, who was born in Pauls Valley and has worked his way up the chain of command with the local police force, including his most recent position as the assistant chief under the now retired Dennis Madison.

It’s a role Robbins is ready to tackle.

“I’m excited because I care very much about this place, I care very much about the city of Pauls Valley and I care about the Pauls Valley Police Department,” Robbins said. “I’m confident I can do the job. The city deserves that it be done right.”

Robbins said this week the transition has been smooth.

“I have the utmost respect for Chief Madison. I’ve learned a lot from him,” Robbins said.

Robbins’ introduction to law enforcement began when he joined the Pauls Valley Police Department in early 1991.

“I started in law enforcement when I moved back to Pauls Valley. I felt like it was something I needed to do,” he said.

Robbins was familiar with the profession since his father was a trooper. His family left PV in a move to Claremore and later Texas before he returned.

“This is where I wanted to be. It felt right. It felt like home.”

He started as a patrol officer before moving up to sergeant and shift supervisor. Then came promotions to detective and lieutenant followed by last year’s department restructuring that included Robbins being named assistant chief.

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