Chief Audrey Smith 

(Department of Youth Services)

Audrey R. Smith has served the Tallahassee community for the past 30 years as a law enforcement professional. She retired from the Tallahassee Police Department in January 2017 as a Major, the agency’s first African-American female to serve in that capacity. A proud graduate of the Florida A & M University, Audrey is a certified public manager, an assessor/team leader for the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA), and an FDLE Executive Leadership Seminar graduate. She is currently Chief of the Department of Youth & Community Services at Leon County Sheriff’s Office. In 2016, Audrey was named one of “25 Women You Need to Know” by the Tallahassee Democrat. She was also featured in the inaugural publication of Women Who Mean Business magazine.  Audrey proudly serves the community in both her professional and personal life. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. Though her accolades and accomplishments are many, she is most proud of her nurturing role as “Mama” to Larrynnee and Justus and “MeMa” to Londyn and Lairsyn.