Detective II Johnny Smith was appointed to the Department on March 8, 1993. Prior to his full time appointment with the Department, Detective Smith served as a Los Angeles Police Department line reserve. During his tenure, he has established gang expertise and worked in a variety of divisions, including 77th Area, Newton Area, Metropolitan Division, Hollywood Detective Division and Rampart Area. Detective Smith has also been a field sergeant assigned at Foothill Area and is currently assigned as a detective supervisor in Gang Operation Support Division, Fugitive Warrant Section. He has been awarded the Officer of the year, Detective of the Quarter, and the Meritorious Unit Citation, He has received numerous commendations from within and from outside of the Department.
Detective Smith has been an active member of Latin America Law Enforcement Association (LALEY) for four years and has championed many changes, including the disclosure on the ranking criteria for promotional bands and the adoption of LALEY’s tax exempt status. (Contact Me)