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James L. Smith

J.D., Ed.D., CHS-III

Jim Smith has more than 27 years law enforcement experience and serves currently as the Safety Coordinator for Troy University Police Department. He served as a certified police chief in a rural community for eight years and continues to serve as certified Deputy Police Chief. Smith retired as a captain where he led 65 employees with a $6.5 million budget. He has a master’s degree in safety from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from Troy University along with an associate degree in emergency medical technology. He is a registered practicing paramedic and certified emergency manager. Chief Smith has authored four textbooks addressing homeland security, WMD events, and criminal justice management with one published in its second edition during 2009. His fourth textbook Tactical Medicine Essentials, published in 2010, has been endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians. The certification course, TacMed Essentials, has been endorsed by International Trauma Life Support. Chief Smith teaches undergraduate criminal justice classes for Troy University and graduate criminal justice classes for the University of Phoenix. He has published several peer reviewed papers and articles in professional journals. Chief Smith has conducted original research regarding blast mitigation and fragment propagation which was published in two international journals. Smith recently conducted research on a proprietary explosive device which led to the issuance of US Patent. He also serves as a peer reviewer for several criminal justice publishers and Inside Homeland Security. Smith is a CHS III.

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