Field Operations Bureau

Major Adam Smith

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Major Adam Smith serves as the Commander of the Field Operations Bureau. Major Smith is responsible for the administration of the Uniformed Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Training Unit, and Explorer Post #442. He, also, is the Special Operations Commander. Major Smith is a 23 year veteran law enforcement officer. He began his career with the Reinhardt College Department of Public Safety in 1994.

Major Smith joined the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy in 1997. During his years with our agency, Major Smith as served in many assignments. He has been a patrol deputy, detective, sergeant and lieutenant in the criminal investigations division, and agency training officer.

Major Smith held positions as uniformed patrol night shift watch commander, jail administrator, and commander of the former Field Operations Division before being promoted to Major and appointed to his current assignment by Sheriff Nicholson on April 4 2016.

He is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Professional Management program. During his career, Major Smith has completed over 2,400 hours of advanced and in-service training. He also has completed numerous advanced tactical operations training courses.

He is a Georgia P.O.S.T. certified instructor and a certified firearms instructor.

Major Smith is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association.

Adam Smith attended Reinhardt College after graduating from Sequoyah High School in Cherokee County, Georgia in 1991.