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U.S. Marshals Service

Southern District of Georgia

United States Marshal Stephen J. Smith

 U.S. Marshal Stephen Smith

U.S. Marshal Stephen Smith

On January 13, 2010, Stephen Smith was sworn is as the U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Georgia.

Stephen Smith was a 28-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department.  Marshal Smith previously worked as a court security officer for a private security company. During his tenure with the Savannah Police Department, he rose to the rank of Captain, and from 1996 to 2002 he served as Commander of the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team. From 2002 to 2005, he was Chief of Police for the town of Thunderbolt, Georgia, and from 2005 to 2007, was Chief of Police for the Memorial Health University Medical Center. He received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his service in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. He received a B.S. and an M. Sc. from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 1975 and 1987, respectively, and graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1990. Smith also received a Fulbright Scholarship in 1995. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice