The Warrants Division is under the command of Captain Joe Smiley, a twenty-four year veteran of the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

He has served as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Deputy, Warrants Sergeant Warrants Lieutenant. Captain Smiley also is assigned to work with the U.S. Marshal's Task Force.


In addition, he has received numerous awards to include the American Legion Post 356 Law Officer of the Year Award, the Medal of Commendation in 2004, Deputy of the Month in 2004, 1999, and 1996.

He also received a Commendation in 1997, and the BCSO Employee of the Year in 1996. Captain Smiley also has served on the BCSO Honor Guard.