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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

 

Meet Sheriff
Randy Smith

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Get to know Sheriff Randy Smith, his life, what he stands for, and what his plans are to preserve, protect and promote the quality of life St. Tammany Parish residents.

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

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Sheriff Randy Smith is a 32-year veteran law enforcement officer. A native of Slidell and a lifetime resident of St. Tammany Parish, Randy has dedicated himself to serving the public and advancing law enforcement his entire life. Prior to his becoming Sheriff of St. Tammany Parish in 2016, he was the elected Chief of the Slidell Police Department from May of 2010 until June of 2016.  In his very first election he was elected Chief of the Slidell Police Department with 60% of the vote.  He was then reelected to a second term as Chief of the Slidell Police Department in 2014.  In November of 2015, Chief Smith was elected Sheriff of St. Tammany Parish defeating 20 year incumbent Jack Strain.  Sheriff Smith is proud to serve as the 42nd Sheriff in the 207 year history of St. Tammany Parish.

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EXPERIENCE

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St. Tammany Parish Sheriff

July 2016 – present

Chief of Police, Slidell Police Department

2010 – 2016

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office

1987 –  2010

City of Slidell Public Works Department

1985- 1987

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Education

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Salmen High School

Slidell, LA

Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Academy

1988 Graduate
Baton Rouge, LA

IPTM Institute of Police Technology and Management

2002 Graduate
Jacksonville, FL

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Civic Organizations

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  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Tammany Deputy Sheriff’s Association
  • Leadership Slidell Alumni
  • Slidell Elks Club
  • Slidell Lions Club
  • Slidell/Covington Chamber of Commerce
  • Keep Slidell Beautiful/Keep St. Tammany Beautiful
  • St. Tammany Parish Association of Retarded Citizens
  • Louisiana Sheriff’s Task Force
  • Rainbow Child Care
  • Northshore Republican Men’s Club
  • Louisiana Sheriff’s Association
  • NRA
  • Coastal Conservation Association
  • Hospice Foundation
  • United Way
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police

Personal Life

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Life-long resident of St. Tammany Parish

Republican

32 years of Law Enforcement Experience

Member of Church of the King

Married to Adele Bruce Smith

Two Children (26 and 30)

24 Month old Granddaughter

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