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First female chief of detectives at Rockland DA’s Office

First female chief of detectives at Rockland DA’s Office

A NEW CITY Thomas Walsh, the district attorney for Rockland County, has named Deirdre Smith as the head detective.

She was a sergeant when she retired from the Suffern Police Department after 22 years of service. Prior to joining the Suffern department, she began her law enforcement career in 1993 with the NYPD and worked there for five years.

Smith became the first female confidential investigator at the Rockland DA’s office in 2020 after retiring from Suffern.

Smith hails from a long line of law enforcement officers. Her sister has worked for the FBI for twenty-five years, and her father is a retired New York Police Inspector.


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