Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office
Steve Smith has served in law enforcement since 1972.
Now approaching 39 years of police work, his career has run the gamut, everything from patrolman and evidence technician through detective. He was one of the first members of the Chesterfield County Police Department's crash team. From 1984 2000 Detective Smith served as an investigator working on multi-jurisdiction robbery and homicide cases. He also worked as an arson investigator on bomb cases as part of a task force with the US Marshal's Office.
A noted investigator he has worked on over a dozen murder cases with the violent crimes unit. Steve loves police work, dedicating himself to it through the years. During the course of his career he also taught at the police academy. His last assignment with the CCPD was in robbery and homicide. Since retiring from the CCPD in 2000, he took off for a few months before joining the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office. Once detective, now a sheriff's deputy Steve works in a different capacity by serving in the courts and the office of professional standards. He is still an instructor teaching interview and interrogation at the sheriff's basic academy. With his years of experience and knowledge he was asked to setup the training curriculum, certifications and training requirements to establish the sheriff's academy standards in order to receive US Justice Department certification. He has worked very long hours to solve cases and help bring closure to families in cases involving homicide. Deputy Smith takes great pride in his work having served the community for 38 years. Steve is a proud father and grandfather, married for 41 years he says "when I retired from the police department I didn't feel bad because I had pretty much seen it all". Working the courts and passing on his knowledge to new recruits is very satisfying for him.