Major, Law Enforcement Services
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
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 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.