The Warrants Division is under the command of Captain Joe Smiley, a twenty-six year veteran of the Bay County Sheriff's Office.
He has served as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Deputy, Warrants Sergeant and Warrants Lieutenant. Captain Smiley has also served as a Deputy U.S. Marshal with the United States 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 1996, 1999 and 2004.
He also received a Commendation in 1997 and the BCSO Employee of the Year in 1996. Captain Smiley has also served on the BCSO Honor Guard.