Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Havre de Grace, Bel Air and the State’s Attorney’s Office targeted mid and upper level drug traffickers operating in Harford County. During this assignment he was promoted to sergeant in June, 1991.
Sgt. Smith was transferred back to Aberdeen in 1994, where he helped initiate the Special Operations Unit. SOU was tasked with investigating street level drug dealers and vice violations such as prostitution and gambling. He returned to Patrol in 1998 as a shift sergeant. In 2000 Sgt. Smith was again transferred to CID as the unit supervisor, managing both CID and SOU.
In 2007 he was moved to Patrol as a shift sergeant, where he would remain until returning to the Harford County Task Force in 2008 for a second tour. During this assignment he was again investigating large drug trafficking organizations generally through the use of wire taps.
In October, 2010, during what would become a yearlong re-organization of the command structure of the police department, Sgt. Smith was promoted to Deputy Chief. In that position he participated in that restructuring and was responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Department.