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Capt. S. Smith Biography

Shane Smith
Captain, Corrections Bureau

Captain Shane Smith was promoted to Captain of Jail Operations in 2021. He began his law enforcement career with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Deputy in 2005. Prior to joining the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, he served as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army at Fort Bragg, NC from 1997 to 2004. His deployments include; Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his career with the Sheriff’s Office, he has held the following positions: Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Warrants/ Mental Health Sergeant, Repeat Offender Sergeant, Training Sergeant, Criminal Investigations Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Special Services Lieutenant. He also served on the Hays County SWAT Team from 2007 to 2021 as an Operator, Team Leader, Sniper Team Leader, and Commander.

As a Captain over Jail Operations, he oversees the daily operations and security of the jail as well as the Jail’s Special Emergency Response Team (SERT). Jail Operations has over 120 employees with a current inmate population of approximately 600.

Job Training

  • Texas Master Peace Officer
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Continuing Education (over 4,000 hours)

Military Service

  • United States Army 1997-2004
  • Senior Parachutist
  • United Nation Mission in Kosovo
  • Afghanistan and Iraq Veteran


  • ALERRT Instructor
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Master Peace Officer-2017
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Basic Instructor-2009
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor-2008
  • Jailer License-2021


  • Hays County Sheriff’s Office Meritorious Service Medal-2019
  • Hays County Sheriff’s Unit Citation-2015
  • VFW Officer of the year award-2007


Hays County