Chief of Police - Jeff Smith
| Jeff Smith
Chief of Police
On March 3, 2014, Wilsonville City Manager Bryan Cosgrove and Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts appointed Lieutenant Jeff Smith to serve as the City of Wilsonville’s new Chief of Police.
“We are excited to welcome Chief Smith to our community. Based on the interviews we conducted and his extensive law-enforcement experience, we are very confident that he will be a great fit for Wilsonville,” stated Wilsonville City Manager Bryan Cosgrove.
Chief Smith has more than 20 years of professional law enforcement experience all of which has been with the CCSO. Most recently Chief Smith served as Patrol Lieutenant for the Sheriff’s Office, supervising as many as seven sergeants in the performance of their patrol duties. In this role he also represented Sheriff Roberts on a number of task forces and committees which included: Homeland Security Task Force, Oregon Fugitive Task Force, HOPE Drug Court, Explosive Disposal Unit, Drug Recognition Experts and several other community planning committees.
“I am excited for this opportunity and look forward to serving the citizens of Wilsonville,” explained Chief Smith.
Chief Smith graduated from the Oregon Police Academy in 1995 where he received the Lee M. Brown award for finishing number one in his class of 52 students. Chief Smith started his career as a Reserve Police Officer for the City of West Linn and then in 1995 he was hired on full-time by CCSO. During his long and continuous career with CCSO, he first served as a Deputy Sheriff in the Patrol Division and then in the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team until 2004. In 2004 he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant where he supervised Patrol Deputies until 2008. In 2008 he assumed the role of CCSO’s Detective Sergeant where he served until 2012. Chief Smith graduated from the University of Oregon and he holds numerous law-enforcement certifications which include executive leadership, management and supervision. Chief Smith is also a graduate of Oregon City High School where he was a National Honor Society member. He is married with two children.
As Wilsonville’s Chief of Police, Smith will lead a staff of 19 full-time law enforcement professionals who are employed by CCSO, but are assigned full-time to Wilsonville. The City of Wilsonville has found that it is more cost-effective and provides a better array of services to contract with CCSO.