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About Larry
Sheriff Larry Smith has enjoyed a 34 year law enforcement career with the Gregg County, Texas Sheriff's Department; United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); and United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF).

Law Enforcement Career Began as a Deputy Sheriff on Patrol
Larry began his law enforcement career at the age of 20 as a Sheriff’s Deputy at the Gregg County Sheriff’s Department where he achieved the rank of Captain of the Criminal Investigation Division.

Since September of 1989, Larry has been with ATF and has been stationed in Tyler, where he and his family now call home. Due to Larry’s extensive career in criminal investigation, he has been involved in numerous high profile investigations ranging from burglary, homicide, sex offenses, drug offenses, firearms offenses and explosives related offenses.
 
Duties, Travels Have Honed Leadership, Team-Building Skills
Since 1997, and until his retirement Larry was assigned as an assistant team leader and member of the ATF National Response Team (NRT) and International Response Team (IRT). The NRT and IRT are responsible for the investigation of large-scale high profile arson and explosives incidents throughout the United States and foreign countries.

Larry has traveled in 48 of the 50 states within the United States, working closely with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. As a result, Larry has had the opportunity to observe and learn management, operations and procedures from the most innovative and pro-active criminal law enforcement agencies in the nation.

Served as Case Agent on Successful Church Fire Investigation
In January of 2010, due to Larry’s vast experience on the ATF National Response Team, he was selected as one of the case agents in the East Texas Church Fire Investigation. Upon the successful completion of that investigation, Larry retired from ATF on January 31, 2011 after 34 years and 4 months of law enforcement service.

Awards Received
Larry was nominated for appointment to West Point Military Academy in 1973 by Congressman Wright Patman. Larry received the Outstanding Peace Officer Award in 1982 with the East Texas Peace Officers Association, and in May 1990, he received the Arial Rios Memorial Award for Leadership, Bureau of ATF. In 1999, Larry received the National Church Arson Task Force award for Leadership from the Bureau of ATF. In 2009, Larry received the Johnny Massengale Memorial Award for Explosives Expertise exhibited in Gerdec, Albania. Larry has also received two Performance Awards from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

Personal
Born in Big Sandy, May 20, 1956. Graduate of New Diana High School where he lettered in four sports.
Turned down an appointment to West Point to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Married 26 years to the former Leslie Leigh Tillery, native of Mobile, Alabama. Larry and Leslie have two children, a son, Landan, and daughter, Lauren.
Sheriff Larry Smith
Jan 08, 2018 12:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Jan 08, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
MLK Holiday - No Meeting
Jan 15, 2018
 
 
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Chief of Police Jimmy Toler is a veteran of the Tyler Police Department with over 20 plus years of service. As the Chief of Police, he commands a department comprised of 247 employees (194 sworn) and oversees an annual operating budget of $26 million dollars.

Chief Toler began his career with the Tyler Police Department in December 1993.  During his years of service with the department, he has had the opportunity to work within the Patrol, Investigations, and Administrative divisions of the department.  Prior to promoting, he worked as a Patrol Officer, a Youth Crimes Investigator, a Crimes Against Children Investigator and District Investigator. 

Chief Toler promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September 2001. As a Sergeant, he has performed assignments in the Patrol, Vice / Narcotics and the Integrity Unit.  He promoted to Lieutenant in April 2009 and was assigned to the patrol division as a shift commander.  In September 2009, he attended the City of Tyler Lean Six Sigma training program.  As a Lieutenant, he received his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt certifications. Utilizing the Lean Six Sigma methodology, he focused on making improvements to numerous areas of the department. He is a member of the City of Tyler Performance Excellence Program and continues to work to implement strategic planning principles and best practices throughout the organization.

In July 2013, he promoted to Assistant Chief and assumed command of the Patrol Division.  In this assignment, he supervised Patrol Operations, the Traffic Unit, Training, Career Development and Airport Security. In June 2015, he transferred to the Investigations Division. As the Investigations Division Commander, he supervised Criminal Investigators, Community Response, Dispatch / Communications, Records, and Building / Fleet operations. Chief Toler worked as the departmental liaison during the development and construction of the Faulkner Park Police Station.

Chief Toler received his Associates Degree from Kilgore College in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1993. Chief Toler is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas / Leadership Command College and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) National Academy, 251st Session.  In addition, he is a graduate of Leadership Tyler (Class 28).

Chief Toler’s Professional and Civic Affiliations include: Tyler Police Foundation, Smith County Children’s Advocacy Center, Tyler Sister Cities International, Church and Community Network, Smith County Behavioral Health Leadership Team, International Association of Chiefs of Police (I.A.C.P.), F.B.I. National Academy Associates, and Smith County Peace Officers Association (Vice President), Leadership Tyler, and Catalyst 100.

Chief Toler serves as an Executive Team Leader for the City of Tyler. In addition to the responsibilities of the police department, he oversees the operations of Animal Services and Code Enforcement.

City of Tyler Police Chief Jimmy Toler
Jan 22, 2018
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Jan 22, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Jan 25, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County
Jan 29, 2018 12:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Jan 29, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Jan 29, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Dave Sherman, Singer/Musician
Feb 05, 2018
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Feb 05, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
RYLA Students
Feb 12, 2018
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Feb 12, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
President's Day Holiday - No Meeting
Feb 19, 2018
 
Jeremy Davis (Snake Awareness & Myths)
Feb 26, 2018 12:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Feb 26, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Mar 05, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Mar 12, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Mar 19, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Mar 26, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Apr 02, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Apr 09, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Apr 16, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Apr 23, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
Apr 30, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
May 07, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
May 14, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
South Tyler Rotary weekly meeting
May 21, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM