SGT. SHELDON SMITH
Sgt. Sheldon Smith
With over 28 years of experience as a Master Peace Officer. Sheldon Smith is a Sergeant that has strong ties to making a community thrive. The son of an Army Veteran, Sheldon was born in Frankfort, Germany and raised in Austin, Texas, and at an early age always knew he wanted to be someone that served the community and to make a difference. After graduating from Austin LBJ High School, Sheldon felt that he wanted to serve his country and serve in the United States Army. From the Army, he attended Howard Payne University pursuing a Business Degree and the University of North Texas to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management to come closer in making his dream as a public servant a reality. During that time, he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi and is currently President of his Alumni Chapter whose main concern is community involvement.
Sheldon believes that community policing is the best route to having a strong bond between community and police. The biggest concern is trust and helping children. So, with his beliefs and ethics and diversity training he founded the Dallas Police Athletic League, he was Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at Bishop Dunne High School and has volunteered as a Basketball Coach in AAU Basketball.
Mr. Smith has trained in a variety of areas that can make countless community differences. He is Mental Health Certified to identify individuals that need help instead of just placing them in the system and making them a statistic. He is an advocate to officers and first responders, so he serves as the President of the National Black Police Association in Dallas, Texas and serves on the as a delegate on the National Board. Mr. Smith is a great viable source to the community. Not only does he serve and protect, he is a strong advocate for helping the community, he works to help first responders and for everyone to live together in harmony as one.