TYLER — Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith received an award on behalf of his department from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE recognized Smith county for their work with that agency through the 287 (g) program. According to our news partner KETK, the 287 (g) program works like this; when an undocumented immigrant is confirmed, the inmate must wait for ICE in jail and is unable to bail out. The department is confident this helps to keep Smith county safe. The county was accepted into the program in January 2017.