Rick Smith
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

Employment Background: Rick has served as Fleet Manager for CMPD for the past 14 years. Before that, he worked with the city in Network Technology Services for 3 years, City Information Technologies for 3 years and was in the Equipment Management Division for 1 year.

Educational Background: High School and some college in Electrical and Civil Engineering. Rick has certification in Radio Communications. He has numerous accommodations with the department along with suggestion awards in cost savings. Rick has belonged to NAFA for 13 years and the Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Association for the past 7 years. He presently serves on the Board of Directors as President of SGFMA.

Hobbies/Special Interests: Rick enjoys antique vehicles – both showing and touring. He has belonged to the Antique Automobile Club of America for 27 years, including local regions of the mid-Carolinas and the Hornet Nest Region. Rick served 6 years on the Board of Directors of HNR-AAC. He has several antique vehicles including a ’57 Belair and a ’67 Camaro convertible. He also enjoys boating on the lake where they live.

Fleet Size Fleet Personnel Lease/Own
Cars Trucks SUVs Vans Total Units
1,161 18 26 54 1,259 3 Both

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