New Chief of Detectives for Rockland County DA's Office Sworn In

New Chief of Detectives for Rockland County DA's Office Sworn In

By Rockland Daily Staff

The Rockland County District Attorney's Office welcomed its new Chief of Detectives Deirdre Smith who was sworn in earlier today following former Chief of Detectves Peter Walker retirement last week after a thirty year career in law enforcement as reported by Rockland Daily here. 

Smith is the first female to serve as Chief of Detectives for the Rockland County District Attorney's Office.

Chief Smith is a graduate of Manhattan College. She started her law enforcement career in 1993 with the NYPD and spent 5 years with the department before joining the Suffern Police Department. She served for 22 years with the Suffern PD, retiring as Sergeant. Chief Smith was the first female supervisor in the department's history. During her career with Suffern PD, she received the prestigious Medal of Honor Award for Valor from the Rockland County PBA.

Chief Smith comes from a family with a long history in law enforcement. Her father is a retired Inspector from the NYPD, and her sister has served with the FBI for 25 years.

In 2020, Chief Smith retired from the Suffern PD and joined the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, where she served as the first female Confidential Investigator to the District Attorney in Rockland County DA history. During her time with the office, she worked on many high-profile cases.

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