Donald Smith

Command Staff
Title: Major
Phone: (985) 783-1135 ext. 2416
Donald Smith

Major Smith is the Chief of Enforcement Personnel, covering Uniformed Patrol Division, Canine Division, Traffic Division, Marine Division, Reserves, Special Services Division, School Resource Officers, Crime Victims Assistance Division, D.A.R.E., Training Division, 911 Communications Center, Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Investigations, Juvenile Investigations Division, Special Investigations Division, Special Operations Division, Hi-Tech / Cyber Crimes Division, Juvenile Programs Division,  Federal Assignments (US Marshal’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigations/Joint Terrorism Task Force, United States Secret Service), Special Response Team, Dive Team, High Water Rescue Team, Field Training Program, and Mobile Field Force Team.
Education & Training
Major Smith graduated from Hahnville High School in 1990. Two-weeks after HS graduation, Major Smith joined the United States Navy and attended boot camp in San Diego, California. Upon graduating boot camp, Major Smith was flown to Okinawa, Japan where he was assigned to the USS Kiska AE-35 (Ammunition Ship). While deployed, Major Smith spent 9 months in the Persian Gulf, during Operation Desert Storm. Major Smith is a graduate of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office P.O.S.T. Academy in April of 1993 and the FBI’s Instructor Development Course in 2008. In 2012 Major Smith graduated from the National Institute for Truth Verification utilizing Computer Voice Stress Recognition and in 2014, he became certified as an Advance Examiner for C.V.S.A. Major Smith has completed over 6,000 hours of advanced Law Enforcement training. In September of 2015 Major Smith graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) - Homeland Security Leadership Academy (HSLA 09-15) Class 1. In June of 2018, he graduated from the National Command and Staff Leadership College (Session 1). He is certified in Interview & Interrogations, Robbery & Homicide Investigations, Blood Spatter Recognition, Courtroom Testimony, Active Shooter Response Training, Incident Command System (ICS), including ICS-300 & ICS-400 and many other disciplines of Law Enforcement. Major Smith also serves as a Certified Louisiana P.O.S.T. Academy Instructor. Major Smith has been awarded two Distinguished Service Awards, two Merit Citations, three Unit Citations, and two Letters of Commendation throughout his career.
St. Charles Service
Major Smith began his Law Enforcement career as a Correctional Officer in January of 1993. While in Corrections, he has had the opportunity to work in Booking, Transportation, Court Security/Bailiff, and a new Court School Pilot Program, before being assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division in August of 2000. There, he served as a Field Training Officer and attained the rank of Corporal. After nearly eight years of service in the Patrol Division, Major Smith was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as a Detective, where he worked his way through the ranks of Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain serving as Chief of Detectives.

Professional Memberships
Major Smith is currently a member of the National Sheriff's Association, Louisiana Sheriff’s Association, Narcotics/Violent Crimes Task Force, Louisiana Homicide Investigators Association Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #15, Regional Organized Crime Information Center, Leads Online, National Police Association, National White Collar Crime Center, National Tactical Officers Association, National Association of Computer Voice Stress Analysts, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials. Major Smith serves as an Executive Board member for St. Charles Parish Communications District Board of Commissioners.    

Personal Life
Major Smith currently resides in Des Allemands, La., has two adult children, Bailey & Trevor and one grandchild Chandler.



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