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Dale 'Smithy' Smith first arrived at Sun Hill as an ambitious PC, following military service with the Queen's Royal Fusiliers. He had no time for political correctness and sometimes appeared to be racist and homophobic. This led him to clash with many colleagues and senior officers.
Smithy did strike up a friendship with Sergeant Bob Cryer, who persuaded him to pursue his ambition to become an armed police officer, although Superintendent Tom Chandler only supported his application in order to get rid of him from Sun Hill. Smithy joined SO19, and began his training. Cryer's career ended when Smithy accidentally shot him during a hostage scenario not long after completing his training. Cryer did not bear any malice, but Chandler took the opportunity to have Cryer retired.
Two years later, Smithy returned to Sun Hill as the new Sergeant following the death of Sergeant Matthew Boyden. Shortly after his return, Smithy fell madly in love with PC Kerry Young, who had recently split from her gay husband PC Luke Ashton. He also formed a close friendship and working relationship with Inspector Gina Gold. However, Smithy was accused by Luke of being homophobic towards him and was also accused of racism by [[Adam Okaro|Superintendent Adam Okaro}}. Smithy also joined PC Gabriel Kent's "SWAMP" (Straight White Male Police Association). But he then showed a more sensitive side when he was the one to find DC Mickey Webb after he had been raped. Mickey later opted for a transfer, leaving Smithy feeling guilty for the way he had handled the situation.
After five years as a Sergeant, Smithy received a second promotion from newly promoted Superintendent Jack Meadows when he was promoted to Inspector, following the departure of Inspector Rachel Weston.
- 2000 - Undercover: Contract Killer
- 2001 - Qualified Firearms Officer
- 2001 - Firearms Incident: The Shooting of Bob Cryer
- 2003 - Transferred: Sun Hill / Promotion: Sergeant
- 2005 - Injured in the Sun Hill Fire
- 2007 - Acting Inspector (A/Insp.)
- 2008 - Undercover: Gun Runner
- 2009 - Incident: Sgt. Smith gets stabbed
- 2009 - Conviction / Promotion: Inspector
Dale Smith has been with a Specialist Unit, SO19, as it was known when he served in it, now known as CO19.
Family and RelationshipsEdit
- Mother: Pauline Smith
- Father: Unknown
- P.C. Kerry Young - The love of his life
- Louise Larson - His biggest and deadilest mistake, who took married a criminal, and was killed, Smith sent to Longmarsh on remand
- D.C. Kezia Walker - A brief and meaningless fling that was meant to be a bit of fun