Justin Smith






Sheriff, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado


Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice

Graduate FBI National Academy 223rd Session


Justin Smith is honored and proud to serve as your County Sheriff.

He was elected as the 28th Sheriff of Larimer County and assumed office in January of 2011.  Prior to that, he served as a member of the agency since 1991.  Sheriff Smith keeps his eye towards the future, while being very mindful to history of the Office of Sheriff and the importance of the values and principles of our Constitutional Republic.  Sheriff Smith’s priorities for the office include:

  • Standing strong for the citizens of Larimer County
  • Delivering extremely high quality public safety services
  • Continually seeking ways to increase efficiencies in the operations of the office
  • Assuring that all persons are treated with dignity and fairness

Sheriff Smith has spent a lifetime preparing himself for the challenges of the office.  In addition to his more than a quarter century of law enforcement and leadership experience, Sheriff Smith has completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of several of the most elite law enforcement leadership programs in the nation, including the FBI National Academy, the National Sheriffs Institute and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

Believing in the duty to prepare future generations for the challenges that lie ahead, Sheriff Smith has also been an adjunct professor in Criminal Justice at Colorado State University and has been an instructor, presenter and panelist at dozens of leadership programs.

Justin and his wife, Anne are proud parents of two young adult sons and they make their home in Fort Collins.


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