Theodore P. Smith

Chief of Police, Lincoln, NH

Chief Smith became the Chief of Police of the Lincoln Police Department in 1999. During his time in Lincoln, the department became an accredited agency and won two awards for best community policing in New England. He has been President of both the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police and the New England Association of Chiefs of Police. He currently sits on their executive board and is also Chair of the North Atlantic Section of the State Association of Chiefs of Police for IACP.

Prior to his current role, he was the Chief of Police at the Troy Police department. He also previously served as a Special Operations Officer, Detective and Patrol Supervisor with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Gannon University, located in Erie, Pennsylvania and a Masters degree in Public Administrations from Norwich University in Vermont. Chief Smith became a Fight Crime: Invest in Kids member in 2008 and has played a crucial role in communicating our priorities with both federal and state policymakers in Washington, D.C. and Concord over the years.