Name: William Smith
Rank: Lt. Colonel
Assignment: Commander of Head Quarters Operations
Phone Number: 678-493-4155
Lt. Colonel William J. Smith is currently the Commander of Head Quarters Operations at the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office. He started his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1999 after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Jersey City State College. He currently has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Southwest University and a second Master’s Degree in Public Administration, at the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College in Columbus Georgia.
Lt. Colonel Smith is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, class #257. His assignments with the Sheriff’s Office began at the Adult Detention Center where he became a DTO (Detention Training Officer). Lt. Colonel Smith then moved onto various Precincts in Uniform Patrol where he became an FTO (Field Training Officer), Warrant/Civil Unit Commander, joined the agency’s SWAT TEAM where he held the position of Swat Commander, held the position of Agent with CMANS (Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad) and Training Director for the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office.