Current Assignment: Deputy Chief - Operations Support Bureau
Biographical Information: Deputy Chief Mark Smith became a member of the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1985. After serving as a patrol officer, he worked as a detective in the department’s Economic Crime Unit and in the Sex Crimes/Crimes Against Children Unit. After being promoted to sergeant in 1992, he served as a patrol supervisor and as a detective sergeant.
Following his promotion to lieutenant in 1999, he worked as a patrol watch commander, SWAT commander, and as the head of the department’s Violent Crimes Section, which includes the Homicide, Robbery and Victim Advocacy Units. After his promotion to commander in April of 2011, he was assigned to the Sand Creek Division until being promoted to deputy chief in March of 2012. Deputy Chief Smith holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and is a 2012 graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police.