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.