2021 Officer of the Year

Officer Danisha Smith

Field Services Division (Uniformed Patrol)

 Officer Smith has been employed with the Ozark Police Department since May 2016. Prior to join the Ozark Police Department, Officer Smith worked as a Police Officer for the City of Bolivar for 2 years and as a Corrections Officer for the Greene County Sheriff's Office for 1 year. 

Officer Smith currently serves in the Field Services Division (Uniformed Patrol) and is relied upon as a Field Training Officer. Officer Smith was teamed with OPD K9 "Bump" from 2018 until his retirement in early 2020.

Throughout 2021, Officer Smith has played a pivotal role in the delivery of Field Training to new Ozark Police Officers as well in to providing experience and example to all staff. Additionally, Officer Smith has proactively sought the responsibility of various administrative tasks which allow the department to provide more effective and efficient policing services to the citizens of Ozark. Officer Smith has a passion for community-oriented policing, volunteering for various community outreach programs including hosting field trips at the department, serving meals at the Ozark Senior Center, participating in Operation Giving and Operation Hope, assisting with OPD's Hero in Training events, OPD's Citizen's Academy, and our annual Cops for Kids. 

Congratulations Officer Smith!