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Henderson Police

About Us

Corrections Lieutenant Damon Smith

Office Telephone: (702) 267-4600
Office Fax: (702) 267-4601


Lieutenant Smith was born and raised in Denver, Colorado.  He came to the Vegas Valley in 1991 where he was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base.  He has been a member of the Henderson Police Department since 1994.

Law Enforcement History

Lieutenant Smith began his law enforcement career in the U.S. Air Force where he was a Law Enforcement Specialist.  While stationed at Nellis AFB, he served as a member of the Elite Gate Guard, base patrolman, and Detention Specialist with 554th Security Support Squadron.  Upon honorable discharge, he was hired on the Henderson Police Department as a Corrections Officer.  He promoted to Corrections Sergeant in 1997, and during this tenure he assisted in implementing an upgraded inmate management system and in 2010, he was the department’s first Corrections Academy Sergeant.  He promoted to Corrections Lieutenant in 2010.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from Midland Lutheran College, NE in 1990

Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix in 1998

P.O.S.T. Management Certificate

Professional Affiliations/Awards:

Sworn Supervisor of the Year for the Henderson Police Department – 2008

Youth football coach in the Nevada Youth Football League and Nevada Youth Sports