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Assistant Director David M. Smith,
Office of Professional Responsibility

Assistant Director David M. Smith Office of Investigations

David M. Smith is a senior executive with over 22 years of public service as a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service. Mr. Smith began his career in 2001 in the San Francisco Field Office followed by an assignment on the Presidential Protective Division. He was subsequently selected for an executive aide assignment at Secret Service headquarters for the Office of Investigations.

In 2014, Mr. Smith was promoted to the role of Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office, where he directed hundreds of protective visits and criminal investigations. While in this supervisory role, he was also selected for a rotational assignment with the Candidate Nominee Operations Section within the Dignitary Protective Division for the 2016 Presidential campaign. In this position, Mr. Smith directed a team of special agents, managed logistics, and coordinated the protection of a leading presidential candidate.

Mr. Smith subsequently held numerous supervisory assignments at U.S. Secret Service headquarters, to include within the Office of Professional Responsibility and the Office of Human Resources. In 2020, he was selected for the Senior Executive Service position of Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Investigative Division, and then to Deputy Assistant Director within the Office of Investigations in 2021.

In March 2022, Mr. Smith was named the 28th Assistant Director of the Office of Investigations. In this role, he leads the agency’s entire field-based footprint, comprised of 161 offices worldwide and over 3,000 personnel responsible for executing the investigative mission, supporting the protective mission, and administering mission support functions.

In January 2024, Mr. Smith was named the Assistant Director of the Office of Professional Responsibility. In this role, he oversees and ensures the review and investigation of actions by all Secret Service personnel, programs, and offices to determine compliance with and adherence to internal and external policies, procedures, and protocols.

A native of Miami, Florida with roots in Georgia, Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Central Florida.