Delaware County Employee of the Month
December 2009

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.