Jeffrey Smythe

Title: Chief of Police
Phone: 336-229-3540
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Chief Smythe has been the Chief of Police since May 2013. He has served in law enforcement for 33 years with various units, including three years at Arizona State University, nineteen years with the Scottsdale, Arizona Police Department, and five years as the Chief of Police with the Show Low Police Department. He has held a variety of positions in law enforcement, such as undercover narcotics enforcement with the Phoenix-based Drug Enforcement Administration task-forces, as a supervisor for Bicycle Patrol and High Enforcement Arrest Team (HEAT) in Scottsdale, and the lieutenant over the training function and property crimes division in Scottsdale as well. During his tenure as chief with the Show Low Police Department, he led that agency to its first CALEA accreditation. This was his second agency to gain accreditation after Scottsdale in 1994.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in justice studies from Arizona State University and a master's in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. In 2007, he graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (Session 242), and he attended the FBI National Academy (Session 244) in 2011. As of January 2018, Chief Smythe will be sworn in as a CALEA commissioner.

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