Branch of Public Safety General Manager
As the General Manager, Mr. Smith provides leadership, management and direction to the Branch of Public Safety, which consists of the Police Department, Fire Department, Tribal Prosecution, Parole/Probation, Victim of Crimes and Emergency Management. In this role, he leads, evaluates, develops, and implements plans to enhance the public safety and welfare to the community. The General Manager of Public Safety reports to Chief Operations Officer.
Throughout his law enforcement career, Mr. Smith has served with several police departments beginning with the City of Anadarko, Oklahoma, as a patrolman; The Bureau of Indian Affairs as a patrolman, Lieutenant, Captain, Criminal Investigator, and Supervisory Criminal Investigator; the Warm Springs Tribal Police Department as the Chief Criminal Investigator/Chief of Police; and the Burns Tribal Police Department as the Chief of Police. He has a total of 36 years in law enforcement.
Mr. Smith has received several Commendations during his law enforcement career from The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Navajo Nation and a Letter of Appreciation from Senator Byron Dorgan, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Mr. Smith is an enrolled member of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Oklahoma. He is pleased to be back in Warm Springs where he served 21 years of service.