Mr. Smith was born and raised in Jackson County, Alabama. He graduated from Section High School in 1966. He immediately enlisted in the United States Army where he chose the career of a Military Policeman. Mr. Smith served our county for three years one of which was spent in Vietnam.
In 1971 Mr. Smith began his career with the Scottsboro Police Department. He served the citizens of Scottsboro for 35 years. For 26 of those years, he served as the Chief of Police. He retired June 30, 2006.
Mr. Smith is married to Cynthia Smith. They raised six children in the Scottsboro area and have nine grandchildren. Keith and Cynthia are active members of Agape Baptist Church.