By Mari Gohlke
Even though it’s only been a few days since his appointment, Yorktown Interim Chief of Police Garry Smith is working on getting the Yorktown Police Department “back to normal.”
Smith has been working with the Yorktown Police Department since February 2012 as a part-time officer. He was appointed the Interim police chief position at the Yorktown City Council meeting on Monday, September 12. Smith began his duties on Tuesday, September 13.
Smith has been in law enforcement for 24 years, serving in various capacities, including patrol officer and chief of police. His last position was serving as chief of police at a San Antonio school district, ACT.
Smith has a master’s degree in management, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in business education. He is also a 1998 graduate of the Leadership Community College at Sam Houston State University and has 6,500 training hours.