Sunday, December 15, 2013
He has served the past two years as the Major/Commander of the Icon Protection Branch which includes Special Forces (SWAT, K9, Aviation, Motors and Honor Guard), Special Events Unit, Icon Protection Unit and the Central District Station.
He served on the National Park Service, Incident Management Team as the Director, Law Enforcement and Security Branch for the 57th Presidential Inaugural. His previous commands include Major/Patrol Branch Commander, Captain/NCR Regional Law Enforcement Specialist, Captain/ East District Commander, Lieutenant/ Commander of SWAT and Canine, Lieutenant/Assistant Commander Planning and Development Unit and Lieutenant/Shift Commander.
Other positions he has held include International Association of Chiefs of Police Visiting Fellow, SWAT Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Criminal Investigator, SWAT Officer and Patrol Officer. In addition he has been detailed to the Secretary of Interior’s Protection Detail on numerous trips to Latin America. Major Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from George Mason University in Government and Politics, has completed graduate level courses from the University of Virginia, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and speaks Spanish fluently.
Effective today, Sunday, December 15, 2013 Major Smith will be promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief, and serve as the Acting, Assistant Chief of Police.
Friday, December 13, 2013
On Thursday, December 12, 2013 members of the United States Park Police joined the Farthing family in remembering our fallen hero Hakim A. Farthing. Officer Farthing was struck and killed by a drunk driver on August 10, 2002. Pictured from left to right are Lt. R. Fennelly, Officer Farthings father Chuck Farthing, his sister Eshe Farthing, Mother Nancy Farthing and Lt. Governor, State of Maryland Anthony G. Brown.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Deputy Chief MacLean was hired by the National Park Service in July 1991, and is a twenty two year veteran of the Force. He has held myriad operational and administrative positions within the Force during his career, most notably of which was his assignment as the Commander of the Homeland Security Division, during which he oversaw the Icon Protection mission in DC and NY. He currently serves as the Commander, Services Division, which entails oversight of the Force's administrative and personnel functions.
Deputy Chief MacLean's role as Acting Chief of Police is effective Friday, December 6, 2013.