Sheriff Jim McCabe announced today that Captain Greg Smith would be appointed Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy. Greg Smith was hired as a Mohave County Deputy Sheriff in April 1985 and attended the Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated with high academic achievement. Upon police certification he worked as a Patrol Deputy throughout Mohave County. He was then assigned as a Jail Investigator upon the opening of the (then) new jail downtown. He was later assigned as a Detective and worked homicides, sex crimes, robberies, and all other types of criminal investigations. In 1989 he was competitively promoted to Sergeant and worked as a first line supervisor in Patrol and Detectives countywide. In 1990 he was competitively promoted to Captain. He has managed patrol operations throughout Mohave County since then. During 1991/2 he attended and successfully completed the Arizona Law Enforcement Leadership Institute, a rigorous six week command staff training school co-sponsored by what is now the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training board and Arizona State University. He has taught criminal justice classes at Mohave Community College as an Associate Faculty member, and Constitutional Law and other classes at the M.C.C. and Western Arizona police academies. He has been tasked on two occasions to evaluate operations at the County Jail and provide written recommendations. He has been appointed as Acting Chief Deputy on multiple occasions during the absence of the Chief Deputy for training or leave. He has successfully managed multiple projects and grants, including the Homeland Security-funded Arizona Interagency Radio system expansion. He has worked on several projects and committees at the State level, including current representation on the Homeland Security radio interoperability working group, which evaluates all communications-related grant proposals statewide. He is a graduate of the 194th session of the F.B.I. National Academy for command staff in 1998. He earned 15 credit hours from the University of Virginia with high marks for the associated academic classwork. In 2000 he completed an Associate’s degree in general education studies from Mohave Community College. He currently oversees the Patrol Division, Search and Rescue and Animal Control and is third in command at the Sheriff’s Office.