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Chief Guy Smith began his career with the Concord Police Department as a patrol officer in 1982. He spent the next five years in patrol with much of it as a Field Training Officer. In 1987, he was promoted to detective and assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. Smith was later promoted to Lieutenant in 1992 and supervised all criminal investigations, vice narcotic operations, and the daily activities of the evidence and property control.

Since 1992, Smith has held the positions of Captain over Support Services; Major over Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, and Support Services; and Deputy Chief from 2001-2011. In 2000, Smith was named the interim Chief of Police while the City of Concord searched for a replacement for Chief Robert Cansler. His leadership during this critical time made for a smooth transition for Chief Merl Hamilton when he joined the department in June 2001. Smith served as Interim Chief once again from April-September of 2011 after Merl Hamilton's promotion to Assistant City Manager, and was promoted to Chief on October 3, 2011.

Chief Smith is a 1980 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the North Carolina Justice Academy Management Development Program, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Carolina Command College, and the Cabarrus Regional Leadership Experience. Smith received the Robert Eury Memorial Award in 2004 for outstanding contributions to the law enforcement profession. The Officer of the Year award is given to a law enforcement officer in Cabarrus County in memory of Robert Eury who served with the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Department and was murdered in 1972 responding to a domestic violence call.

During his career, Smith has remained very involved in youth and community organizations such as the Cabarrus County Boys and Girls Club, Rock Grove United Methodist Church, Hartsell Athletic Association, Concord Athletic Youth Association, Cabarrus County Human Relations Council, and the Cabarrus Regional Leadership Experience.

If you are interested in a career with our department, please contact Sergeant Michael Franklin at (704) 920-5006 or by e-mail at franklim@concordnc.gov. Click Here - City of Concord Employment Application and F-3 form.  Click Here to view Law Enforcement Career Video produced by North Carolina Justice Academy.

Our core values and community policing philosophy dictate that we must work with the community to be successful. You can contact any coworker here at (704) 920-5000. I also encourage you to contact a member of the Senior Staff if you have a problem with one of our coworkers or have a question. Major Wendell Rummage, Support Services Commander, may be contacted at (704) 920-5016 or by e-mail at Major Doug Wilhelm, Patrol Bureau Commander, may be contacted at (704) 920-5047 or by email at wilhelmd@concordnc.gov Major Gary Hatley, Criminal Investigations' Commander, may be contacted at (704) 920-5012 or by email at hatleygd@concordnc.gov.  My Executive Assistant is Leslie Griffin and may be contacted at (704) 920-5007 or .


P.O. Box 308
41 Cabarrus Ave w
Concord, NC 28026

Guy Smith
Chief of Police
(704) 920-5008

911 Emergency

Information Desk/Customer Service
(704) 920-5000
or (704) 920-5018

(704) 920-5580

Police Records
(704) 920-5052

Narcotics Enforcement
(704) 920-5801

Traffic Enforcement
(704) 920-5029

Criminal Investigations
(704) 920-5055