Kim Smith began her career with the
Sheriff’s Office on July 3, 1997 as a Corrections Officer. Kim soon
showed an interest in and aptitude for law enforcement. After
successfully completing the Police Academy, she assumed the position
of part-time Sheriff’s Deputy in February, 2000 and was appointed as
a full-time Deputy Sheriff on April 15, 2001. Kim continues to
expand her responsibilities, training and accomplishments. Kim
received the Sheriff’s Department Employee of the Quarter Award in
December, 2004 in recognition of her outstanding dedication to duty
and desire to improve herself.
In her role as Road Patrol Deputy, Kim
responds to a variety of complaints, makes arrests and testifies in
court trials. She does not dodge the mundane or getting dirty, wet
and cold with her colleagues to bring a perpetrator to justice. She
can always be counted on, whether it means accepting additional
responsibilities, assisting her fellow officers, participating in
drug raids or handing out bike helmets to children at area schools
and talking to children about personal safety. She also serves as
Evidence Technician and is responsible for inventorying evidence,
keeping it safe, having it tested and disposing of it properly.
Kim and her husband Don reside in Franklin,
are parents to four children and share in the chores and
responsibilities of the family farm. She enjoys taking family trips
and attending her children’s sporting events. Kim, herself, is very
athletic and once recognized as one of the best field and track
athletes coming from Delaware County. There are always happenings
in the extended Smith family.
Kim is nominated for the Delaware County
Employee of the Month Award because of her skill, professionalism
and success as a police officer. Kim is an excellent ambassador for
the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and for her profession.
Congratulations, Kim, as December’s Employee
of the Month.