Detective Sergeant Kyle Smith is the Lead Detective Assigned to Investigations. He deployed to Iraq and completed two tours with the Army from 2005 to 2006. He served as a .50 caliber machine gunner and conducted convoy security missions. After returning to Florida, he obtained certifications as an EMT, Paramedic, and Firefighter from Indian River State College.
Det. Sergeant Smith was hired by Indian River County Fire-Rescue in 2011 as a Firefighter/Paramedic. He served on the Honor Guard and was a member of the Dive-Rescue Team. He obtained certifications as a Public Safety Diver and Dive Rescue Specialist (DR-1).
Det. Sergeant Smith was hired by the Town of Indian River Shores in 2014 as a Public Safety Officer and completed the Police Academy at Indian River State College in 2015. He completed SWAT school at NASA, Kennedy Space Center in 2016. Det. Sergeant Smith graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management in 2018. He was promoted to the rank of Detective in October 2018 and to the rank of Sgt. in 2020. He serves as the Lead Investigator for persons/property crimes and is the agency’s Evidence/Property Custodian. He is also certified as a Taser Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Field Training Officer for both law enforcement and EMS.