Major Robert Smith oversees Law Enforcement Services for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Major Smith was hired by the Sheriff’s Office as a Road Patrol Deputy in 1979 after serving as a Patrol Officer for Wayne State University’s Department of Public Safety for four years. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1984, Lieutenant in 1989, Captain in 2001, and to his current position of Major in 2008.
During his tenure at the Sheriff’s Office, Major Smith has worked in the areas of Road Patrol, the Marine Unit, the Narcotic Enforcement Team, the Detective Bureau and was assigned to the Rochester Hills Substation as Commander. In his current role, he is responsible for all of the OCSO's Law Enforcement Services, including the
Patrol Services Division, the
Investigative and Forensic Services Division, and
Emergency Response and Preparedness Division.
Major Smith received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Wayne State University in 1975 and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Central Michigan University in 1997. He is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy – 169th Session.