Sunday, December 15, 2013

Patrick C. Smith promoted to Deputy Chief, Commander of the Homeland Security Division

Patrick C. Smith has 26 years of service with the United States Park Police including 14 years in command level positions.

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.