Chief Deputy

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Chief Deputy Adam Smith
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Adam Smith is a 30-year veteran law enforcement officer.

He began his career with the Reinhardt College Department of Public Safety in 1994 and joined the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy in 1997.

He graduated from Sequoyah High School in Cherokee County, Georgia in 1991, and attended Reinhardt College.

During his 27 years with our agency, Smith has served as patrol deputy, detective, sergeant and lieutenant in the criminal investigations division, and agency training officer. He then held positions as uniformed patrol night shift watch commander, jail administrator, and commander of the Field Operations Division before being promoted to Major and now his current assignment as Chief Deputy.

Smith is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Professional Management program. In his career, Chief Deputy Smith has completed over 2,400 hours of advanced and in-service training, completed numerous advanced tactical operations training courses, is a Georgia P.O.S.T. certified instructor and a certified firearms instructor. He is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association and is the Special Operations Commander for the Sheriff’s Office.