Sgt. Powell is a 2005 graduate of Smithfield High School. In November of 2005 he began his law enforcement career with the Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office. He joined the Town of Smithfield Police Department in September of 2009.
Sgt. Powell's interests include hunting, all types of sports, serving the community he grew up in, and spending time with his family and friends.
"Have confidence in yourself and always do what you believe is right. Be persistent in what you love to do and never give up. Always have respect for others. It will take you a long way in life."