We posted pictures of Captain Darryl Smith THEN AND NOW.
Captain Smith was raised on the south side of Odessa. He attended Ector High School until his Junior year. He ended up graduating from Permian High School.
As far as his career here at OPD, Captain Smith has been with the Odessa Police Department for 29 years. He is part of our Command Team. However, he's held several roles including serving in the Professional Standards Unit, SWAT Command, and Incident Commander.
Captain Smith has been married for 19 years to his beautiful wife Kamye. They have six kids and three grandkids.
He says what he likes most about the African American Culture is music, family, and religion. He also told us why he became a police officer. Captain Smith said, "After starting my career, I noticed that there were not a lot of African Americans in Law Enforcement and I wanted to be that positive example so that others would choose the career that I love."
We are so glad he chose the Odessa Police Department. Captain Smith is one of the kindest people you'll ever meet. He always goes above and beyond to help others.