About Beth Smith


Former Lieutenant Sheriff

  • 13 Years in the AA County Sheriff’s Office
  • 1st Women to ever be promoted in Sheriff’s Office
  • Created first Sheriff K-9 Unit
  • Developed program to assist senior and disabled citizens (S.A.L.T.)
  • Co-developed first Victim Witness Protection Plan
  • Developed S.K.I.P. (Sheriff’s Kids Identification Program)
  • Developed first Supervised Childrens’ Visitation Program
  • Recipient, John Paul Jones Law Enforcement Award for Leadership, (US Navy)


Military Background

  • Sergeant, U.S. Army, Honorably Discharged
  • Former President, Non-Commissioned Officers Association
  • Honored twice with Battalion Soldier of the Month


Private Sector History

  • 15-year Small Business Owner (court-related services)
  • Security Liaison, Maryland Renaissance Festival
  • Former Officer, Loyola College



  • Graduated 1st in Class, Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Graduated 2nd in Class, Police Academy
  • Numerous leadership & supervisory programs & certifications


  • Volunteer at Sarah’s House and the YWCA
  • Volunteer Fundraiser for Maryland Special Olympics
  • Member, Lighthouse Church, Glen Burnie
  • Member, Lake Shore/Severna Park Rotary
  • Member, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • 36 year resident of Anne Arundel County
  • In spare time, trains protection dogs.

Copyright 2017 Authority: Committee to Elect Beth Smith Keith Zickar, Treasurer.
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