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APA CarterC. Carter - President

C. Cameron Carter began his lifetime of public service enlisting into the United States Marine Corps after earning his BA in Sociology in 1990. After receiving an Honorable Discharge and numerous awards and commendations, Carter continued to serve on security details protecting corporate executives, dignitaries, religious and political figures throughout the US and across the globe. Carter began his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff in Jefferson County, Colorado and served there until the terrorist attack against our nation on 9/11/2001. Answering a call to duty, Carter was selected, trained and served as a covert; mission deployed National/International counter-terrorist operator for the Federal Government for the following six years. 

After leaving federal service, Carter served the citizens of North Carolina as a State Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in 2007. Carter worked on major case investigations such as homicides, federal drug conspiracies and drug trafficking, organized crime, fugitive investigations, public corruption, international kidnapping, officer involved shootings, extortion, sexual assaults, child abuse and conducted assignments as an undercover operative until his retirement in 2013. Carter moved with his two children and wife of twenty years to Texas where he continues to serve the community of Addison, Texas as a Patrol Supervisor, Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, Glock certified and AR-15 rifle armorer, and President of The Addison Police Association since his election in 2016.

APA Smetzer2TJ Smetzer - Vice President

Sergeant Smetzer has served as the Vice President of the Addison Police Association since January of 2016.  He began working for the Addison Police Department in 2012 and currently serves as a patrol Sergeant.  Smetzer previously worked for the Baylor Health Care System Police Department for seven years before joining the Addison Police Department. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Emergency Management from the University of North Texas and a Master’s in Public Administration. TJ Smetzer also works part time as an adjunct professor of government at Richland College.

CoffeltK. Coffelt - Secretary

Detective Coffelt was raised in Farmers Branch, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University, and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. He has been an Officer for the Addison Police Department since 2010. During his time with Addison he has served as Field Training Officer, Officer in Charge, Range Officer, Glock Certified and AR-15 Armorer, Basic Firearms and Patrol Rifle Instructor, and is a member of the North Texas Metro SWAT Team where he serves as a Sniper. Detective Coffelt has been married to his wife since October of 2014 and they were blessed with their daughter in January of 2017. Detective Coffelt is currently assigned to Criminal Investigations and has been since July of 2016. Detective Coffelt has served as the Association Secretary since January of 2018.

CaravellaG. Caravella - Treasurer

Detective Caravella graduated from Texas Tech University in 2005 with a degree in History.  Caravella then went on to serve 5 years in the US Army Infantry where he reached the rank of Captain.  While serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq in 2006-2008 and again in 2009, he was awarded the Bronze Star, 2 Purple Hearts, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.  After an Honorable Discharge in 2010, he then joined the Addison Police Department.  Caravella has been assigned to Criminal Investigations since 2014 and has served as the Association Treasurer since February 2016.

Utley sgt at armsC. Utley - Sergeant-at-Arms

Officer Utley is from Weatherford, TX. He attended Sam Houston State University where he received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He began working for the Addison Police Department in 2011 and currently serves as a Patrol Officer and Field Training Officer. Utley previously worked for Texas Department of Corrections before joining the Addison Police Department.


Biggs HistorianA. Biggs - Historian

Officer Biggs is from West Frankfort, Illinois.  He graduated from Murray State University in Kentucky in 2013 with a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and moved to Texas a few weeks later. Soon after graduating, he began working for the Addison Police Department in 2014 and currently serves as Officer in Charge, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Crime Scene Investigator, and Fitness Instructor. Officer Biggs has been married to his wife since the summer of 2017, and they both love working as a part of municipal government.  Officer Biggs is currently working on a Master’s degree in Justice Administration and Leadership at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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