Chief Deputy Scott Craven started his career in law enforcement with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office in 1991 as a patrol deputy. In 1992, Chief Deputy Craven was selected to be a K9 Handler and was a member of the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team. In 1995, Chief Deputy Craven was assigned to the Tac Team which was assigned as highway interdiction. Chief Deputy Craven was then promoted to Detective in 1997 and was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as a child abuse detective.
Chief Deputy Craven left the Sheriff's Office in 2000 to take a position with the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Section. In 2003, the North Carolina DMV Enforcement Section and the North Carolina Highway Patrol merged. Major Craven retired from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol on February 1, 2017. After retirement, Chief Deputy Craven returned to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office and served as a court room bailiff until being promoted to Major in December of 2018 and Chief Deputy in January of 2021. Chief Deputy Craven holds numerous law enforcement certifications including General Instructor.