Collier Building - 7811 Burleson, Manor Road, Manor, Texas 78653 (Map)

(512) 854-4334 |  donald.smith@traviscountytx.gov

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Highlights & Achievements:

  • Awarded the FBI Trilogy Award
  • Deputy of the Year
  • Medal of Valor
  • Detective of the Year
  • Meritorious Conduct Medal
  • TCOLE Master Peace Officer and Instructor
  • Firearms Instructor Proficiency
  • TCOLE Special Investigator
  • Graduate of the Department of Public Safety Advanced Physical Fitness and Readiness Institute

Craig Smith was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He attended Lanier High School and graduated in 1989. Craig attended one year of college at Austin Community College prior to beginning his career with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office in 1993. Craig worked almost one year in the Corrections Bureau prior to transferring to the Law Enforcement Bureau, as a patrol deputy sheriff and a field-training officer. In 1998, Craig moved to the Narcotics Unit where he worked as an undercover narcotics investigator, latter attending the Drug Enforcement Agency Academy in Quantico, Virginia to become a certified methamphetamine laboratory expert. In 2001, Craig moved to the SWAT Team, and was fortunate to attend training in tactical leadership presented by United States Army DELTA, and quickly became a team leader. In 2005, Craig moved to the Training Academy as an instructor in firearms, defensive tactics, narcotics, arrest search and seizure and search warrants.

Craig promoted to detective in 2006 and worked in the Major Crimes Unit; his duties included the investigation of homicides, suicides and sexual assaults. In 2010, Craig promoted to sergeant and was assigned to a patrol shift. During his time as a sergeant, Craig took a position over the Special Response Team and was able to attend numerous leadership courses. In 2014, Craig was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, assigned to the East Command, Special Operations Division. Craig oversaw the K-9 Unit, DWI Unit, Estray Livestock Unit, Auto Theft Task Force, East Criminal Investigations and the Special Response Team. Currently, Craig is the Captain of the East Command.

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