The J.B. Smith Story

From businessman to Texas Sheriff...


J.B. manages a big business which also happens to be one of the largest jails in Texas, housing over 1000 prisoners, a department of over 355 personnel, has over 100 vehicles and feeds more than 3,000 meals a day, while overseeing an annual budget of over $27 million. He was featured in front page lead story in the Dallas Morning News. He is a Texas licensed auctioneer.

Community Leader

Recently presented with the first ever "Excellence in Community Service" award by the National Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution. He serves on II Boards of Directors, chairman of 5 and was co-founder of the East Texas Crisis Center which has become a safe haven for abused women and children.


On his ranch in Smith County, J.B. has raised registered Longhorn cattle. His menagerie contains over 15 horses, wild hogs, ticks, red bugs, armadillos and fire ants.

Texas Sheriff

J.B. Smith has been continuously elected Smith County Sheriff since 1976. Sheriff Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas and is a graduate of the National F.B.I. Academy. He is a Licensed Forensic Hypnotist. He is past President of the Sheriffs Association of Texas, 2002-2003.

In the Spotlight...Humorist Speaker

J.B. has appeared on CBS's The Early Show with Harry Smith and NBC's Today with Matt Lauer. For over 2 years he was a regular on a nationally broadcast program on the Law Enforcement Television Network entitled Corrections Digest.

He has appeared on-stage twice at the Nugget in Reno, Nevada, with Zig Ziglar and other nationally known speakers, and has also appeared at Diamond Jacks in Bossier, Louisiana.