Andrew Smalling was born in Jamaica and immigrated to the United States at the age of 8. He grew up with loving, working-class parents in the Bronx, NY where he attended public middle school and high school. After attending college at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, he entered the United States Marine Corps to begin his decade-long career as a military intelligence officer.
After leaving the Marine Corps at the rank of major, he served with the Broward Sheriff’s Office for twenty years, rising to the rank of District Chief in the City of Lauderdale Lakes from 2002 to 2011. Shortly after leaving BSO he was appointed as the chief of police in the City of Lauderhill from 2011 until 2015. Andrew took his talents to Broward College as an associate professor of criminal justice, where he shared his experiences with degree seeking students.
Andrew has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Lynn University. Andrew has a wide range of military and law enforcement experiences ranging from intelligence analysis to School Resource Officer. He has led investigations in organized crime, narcotics enforcement, and internal affairs. This experience, in addition to his time spent as a board member of the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association, has not only given Andrew first-hand knowledge of policing in the Broward Sheriff’s Office, but also a unique understanding of policing throughout the county.
He is a graduate of the 238th Session of the FBI National Academy, and Broward Sheriff’s Office Center for Advanced Criminal Justice Studies Executive Leadership Program. He has two children, Matthew and Stephanie