Support Services Division Commander -
Captain Shaun Smith was hired as a patrol deputy in December of 1988. During his deputy career he held a grant position, was a member of the S.W.A.T. team, and was a Field Training Officer for new deputies. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1994, where he managed the Field Training Officer program, SWAT team, and Canine Program. During his tenure as Sergeant, he also worked in Investigations, and served as a Firearms Instructor and an Honor Guard member. In 1997 he was selected as the Officer of the Year. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1999 where he served in both the Operations and Support Services Divisions. He was both the Search and Rescue and Reserve Coordinator, and oversaw the department’s hill beat from 2007 – 2011 where he coordinated the Marijuana Eradication Team. Captain Smith was promoted to his current rank on July 1st 2016.
Captain Smith was raised in the Yuba/Sutter area, where his father served both the Yuba City Police Department and Sutter County Sheriff’s Department for a combined total of 34 years. He is married to his wife Debra and has two children.