Smith County
Sheriff's Office

(903) 590-2661

227 N. Spring Avenue
Tyler, Texas 75702

CHIEF DEPUTY ROBERT CARLSON

Chief Deputy Robert Carlson
(903) 590-2663



Chief Deputy Smith County Sheriff’s Office (January 1, 2013 to present)

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Commissioned as a Texas Peace Officer (1979)Instructor License (TCOLE) (May 1, 1993)Master Peace Officer Certificate (February 2, 1995)All-terrain vehicle (ATV) Instructor, ASI and Texas DPS approved (1996 to current)PPCT Defensive Tactics Systems Instructor, PPCT Management Systems, Inc. (1997)Police Emergency Driving Instructor, Texas A&M University System (1997)Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Certification (TCOLE) (May 4, 1998)Marine Safety Enforcement Officer & Marine Safety Enforcement Officer Instructor (1999)Emergency Management Institute – FEMA (IS-700, IS-100, IS-200, IS-800, ICS-300 and ICS-400) 

WORK EXPERIENCE: 

Smith County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), Tyler, TX (June 1977 – December 1981)Two years experience in fingerprint, photography, and crime scene search (SCSO)One year experience as a Criminal Investigator (SCSO)Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. - Texas Game Warden (January 5, 1982 – August 31, 2011)Five years experience as a part-time Instructor with the East Texas Police AcademyFifteen years experience as a Law Enforcement Instructor with Texas Parks and Wildlife (September 1, 1996 to August 31, 2011)Lieutenant Game Warden (September 1, 1996 – June 30, 1997)Captain Game Warden (July 1, 1997 – July 31, 2002)Major Game Warden (August 1, 2002 – August 31, 2011)Smith County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), Tyler, TX (December 2, 2012 – current) 

TRAINING & EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: 

1981 Associate in Applied Science, Criminal Justice, Tyler Junior College1995 Bachelor of Science, Business Management, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX.1979 Graduate East Texas Police Academy, Kilgore, TX.1982 Graduate Texas Game Warden Training Academy, Austin, TX.1991 Hazardous Waste Investigation Training, FLETC, Glenco, GA.

 

 

 

 

227 N. Spring Avenue
Tyler, Texas 75702

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(903) 590-2661