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Smith sworn in as a new Marysville Police officer

From left, Brad Smith is sworn in as a lateral-entry Marysville Police officer by Marysville Mayor Dennis Kendall. - Kirk Boxleitner
From left, Brad Smith is sworn in as a lateral-entry Marysville Police officer by Marysville Mayor Dennis Kendall.
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

MARYSVILLE — Brad Smith is no newcomer to law enforcement, but he is the newest officer to join the Marysville Police Department.

Smith was sworn in as a lateral-entry Marysville Police officer by Marysville Mayor Dennis Kendall at the Oct. 26 City Council meeting.

Smith was raised in Columbus, Mont., where he graduated high school in 1998, and worked on maintenance in a packing plant after high school. He enlisted in the Montana Army National Guard while he was still a high school junior and attended basic training in Fort Benning, Ga. He served as a mechanized infantry specialist.

Smith attended Danson Community College and completed an internship with the Stillwater County Sheriff’s Department in Montana.

In 2000, he attended and completed the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Helena, Mont. He worked as a reserve officer for the Glendive Police Department for three months prior to taking a full-time job with Stillwater County. He worked for Stillwater County from 1999-2004 in a variety of areas, including as a narcotic K-9 handler.

Smith applied and was accepted for a police officer and narcotic K-9 position in 2005 with the Duvall Police Department, the same year he completed the Washington State Law Enforcement Academy and received his Peace Officer Certification.

Smith married his wife, Kelli Ames, in 2002. They have a 2-year-old daughter, Emily. Brad said that he applied with Marysville because he wants to expand his law enforcement experiences by working in a larger department. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.

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