Chief Small started his career in law enforcement as a Patrol Officer at the Anacortes Police Department (APD) in 1993. While working at APD, Chief Small has served as a Field Training Officer, Bike Patrol Officer, and School Resource/DARE Officer. Chief Small was promoted to Sergeant in 2001, serving as both a Patrol Sergeant and Detective Sergeant. Chief Small was promoted to Captain in 2008. He first served as the Patrol Captain and oversaw the Patrol Division. He then served as the Administrative Captain and oversaw the Detective and Crime Prevention Divisions of the APD. Chief Small was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in April 2017.
Chief Small has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and is a graduate of Northwest Law Enforcement Command College. He is a lifetime resident of Skagit County.