Steve Smith began his career as a Special Agent with the FBI in 1997. He first reported to the Phoenix Division, where he investigated Organized Crime, Drug Cartels and Gangs. As a member of the Phoenix Gang Task Force, he became an expert in wire-tap investigations and was the first investigator to conduct a wire intercept of computer communications in the District of Arizona.
In 2005, Steve was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division’s Safe Streets and Gang Unit at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC. A year later, he was asked to assist with the creation of the FBI’s National Gang Task Force, focusing on transnational gangs in Central America and the United States. In 2007, he was selected as the supervisor of the Colorado Springs Resident Agency, Denver Division, to oversee all white collar, violent crime, public corruption, and criminal enterprise investigations. He served in this role from 2007 to 2014.
In 2014, Steve began investigating Cyber crimes, focusing on computer intrusions of both criminal and national security, with Southern Colorado as his area of responsibility.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Arts degree in Management. Prior to joining the FBI, he served as a police officer and detective for approximately five years.