Chief Carl D. Smith was hired by the City of Midlothian on July 16, 2007. Chief Smith came from the City of Desoto after serving 20 years and rising to the rank of Assistant Chief. Having lived in the Midlothian area for the majority of his life, Chief Smith embraced the opportunity to work in his home community. Chief Smith graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Management in 1997 and has a Master Peace Officer Certification.
Chief Smith has completed management courses sponsored by the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration and attended the 218th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Chief Smith serves as the chair of the Southern Regional Response Group which is a mutual aid group established through a Memorandum of Understanding. He is also involved with the North Central Texas Council of Governments including serving as chair with Regional Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee and represents Ellis County on the 9-1-1 Regional Advisory Committee. In addition, Chief Smith is a member on the advisory board for Texas Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce.
Chief Smith is currently an adjunct professor with Tarleton State University at the Midlothian campus. He generally teaches one course per semester. He has taught several courses to include “Law Enforcement Ethics”, “Criminal Justice Problems”, “Criminal Justice Supervision and Management”, and “Crime, Justice and Social Diversity”.