Danny Smith returned to the city of Robinson to serve as Interim Police Chief for the Police Department on January 16, 2023. Smith will serve in that capacity until the vacancy is filled.
Smith is a retired Major from the Texas Department of Public Safety, serving 32 years with the agency. Shortly after retiring from DPS in 2003, he became the first person to serve as the director for the McLennan Community College Police Academy after rebuilding the program in 2004. He also served as the Emergency Services Education Center division chair. Smith is a decorated war veteran and has supervised over 460 employees during his time with DPS. In 2019, Smith served as Interim Police Chief for the City of Bellmead for about six months and served as Interim Police Chief for the city of Robinson from August 2020 to January 2021.
“Major Smith came highly recommended and did a great job serving the department the first time around. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, which will benefit the members of our department, and he seems to be a great fit for our community. We’re excited to welcome him back,” states City Manager Craig Lemin.
“It is an honor to be asked to fill the role of Chief once again. I am beyond excited to have this opportunity to work with the Police Department staff, some I have known since my police academy days”, said Smith.