The City of Greenville on Friday announced the appointment of Christopher Smith as Greenville Police Chief.
Smith began his career in law enforcement in 1989 as a Detention Officer and has worked for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department for 33 years. During this time, Smith has served in various divisions within the department including Jailer, Deputy Sheriff, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. He was recently promoted in 2020 and is currently the Assistant Chief Deputy for Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.
He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Lamar University and attended The International Enforcement Administration School of Police Management and is an FBI National Academy Graduate.
Smith also holds a Master Peace Officer Certification, Master Jailer Certification, Basic TCOLE Instructor Certification, and Firearms Instructor Certification.
Smith’s father was career Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He and his brother went on to become career Law Enforcement Officers. He is proud to come from a family of service to the community. This year, Smith celebrates 33 years of marriage to his college sweetheart and his 33rd year of service in Law Enforcement.
“We are pleased to have Christopher join our leadership team. We are confident that he will continue to lead the department with encouragement, strength, compassion, and leadership,” said the city in a press release.