Lorie Smith

Smith graduated from N.C. State University in 1996 with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice. She received her master's degree in justice administration from Methodist University in May 2015 and is a 2018 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Chief Smith served as a captain from 2017-2021 where she was promoted to interim chief on Oct. 1 2021. She was officially sworn is as the Chief of Police in December 2021. She is Garner's first female Chief of Police.

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