Sheriff Biography

Thomas Smith

  • Native of Washington County
  • 2004 Graduate of Columbus State University, Valdosta, GA – Masters of Public Administration
  • 1984 Graduate of Georgia Southern University, Statesboro,  GA – Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
  • Former president of Georgia Sheriff’s Association
  • Graduate of National Sheriff’s Academy
  • Implemented Neighborhood Watch Program for Washington County
  • Organized county’s first K9 unit
  • Established C.H.A.M.P.S. Program (formerly D.A.R.E.) to help teach elementary school aged children the benefits of drug abuse resistance
  • Teaches Jr Deputy Program for younger aged children which promotes proper character and helps develop responsibility
  • G.E.D Program for inmates