(435) 563-6226       info@smithfieldcity.org

Smithfield City Police Department
55 E 100 S
P.O. Box 508
Smithfield, Utah 84335
Phone: (435) 563-8501
Fax: (435) 563-8532

Smithfield City, Utah

History

The Smithfield City Police Department has been in operation since 2001.  However, before that
Smithfield has had a long legacy of men serving in law enforcement.   In 1868, Thomas G. Winn was
elected as the first marshal of Smithfield.  From then until 1971 Smithfield law enforcement was handled
by a marshal and a night watchman.  The following are the most complete lists of the men who have
served as the Smithfield Marshal and as the Night Watchmen that is available.                

Marshalls Night Watchmen
Larry Anderson Henry Barnes
Oliver Anderson Merl Ewing
Ted Dowd Reed Law
Earl M. Ewing Mark McCann
Ray Facer Ed Pitcher
Frank Federico Jim Reed
Harry Griffiths J. H. Richardson
Jack (John) Hadfield Verner Scrowther
John R. Hillyard Done Thornley
Jack Howard James Tuveson
Farrell Karren Alf Wickham
Reed Law  
Dan Littledyke  
L. O. (Oz) Low  
James J. Meikle  
James Merrill  
Richard Mechaelis  
Edwin R. Miles Sr.  
Harry Munns  
Joseph Nelson  
Samuel Nelson  
C. Emil Peterson  
Marvin Priestley  
William Reed  
Jim Reese  
Rich Richardson  
Verner Scrowther  
Jonathan Heber Smith  
Jack Stowell  
Alberto John Thornley  
R. B. Thornley  
Thomas G. Winn  
William L. Winn  
LaMoine Wiser  

            From 1971 until January 2001, Smithfield contracted with the Cache County Sheriff’s Department
for its law enforcement needs.  In 2000, the city council reevaluated the city’s needs and decided that the
growing population of Smithfield necessitated a police department.  On August, 15, 2000, Johnny W. McCoy
was hired as Chief of Police and he immediately began to lay the ground work for the formation of the
Smithfield City Police Department.  He hired five police officers and on January 1, 2001 the Smithfield City
police officers efficiently traded posts with the Cache County Sheriffs Department.  Since that time the
police department has continued to grow to fulfill the needs of the citizens of Smithfield.