Criminal Justice/Criminology, Military Veteran, Policing/Law Enforcement
Policing, Corporate security, Utility security, Criminal investigations, Active shooter, SWAT tactics, Workplace violence, Policy and procedures
Degree: M.S., CPP, PSP, PCI, CPTED
Title: Affiliate Professor
Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology
Office Phone: 303-254-3164
Interviewed by: NPR, 9NEWS, Scripps Media
Kevin Smith has more than 20 years of professional experience including service in the U.S. Army, law enforcement and corporate security. During his law enforcement career, Smith served as a field training officer, an operator with the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), an instructor with the Regional Police Academy and as an undercover narcotics detective with the Special Investigations Unit.
Smith now serves as the deputy security manager of a utility company where he helps develop and oversee daily operations of the Enterprise Security Department. In this capacity, he conducts vulnerability and risk assessments, criminal investigations, develops and implements enterprise-wide policy and procedure, oversees large-scale security projects, executive protection and partners with other business units to maintain a culture of security compliance. Smith also works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and participates in monthly trainings and briefings.
Since working in the Corporate Security sector, Smith has earned security certifications through ASIS that include: Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation, Physical Security Professional (PSP) designation and Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) designation. He also earned the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) designation through the American Crime Prevention Institute.
He became a member of an elite class of security professionals throughout the world that holds all three security ASIS certifications after receiving the PCI designation in 2013.