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Speaker's Name
Richard Smith


Richard Smith is a former United States Marine who joined the San Antonio Police Department in September 1989. He has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Training Academy, and the Tactical Response Unit. He was a member of the Special Operations Unit, where he was assigned as a full time Hostage Negotiator and as the SAPD Tactical Medic Program’s Coordinator before retiring in March 2017.

Richard has been a licensed police instructor for more than twenty years. He is a Master Peace Officer through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and is an instructor for both Basic and Advanced Hostage Negotiation schools; a former Adjunct Instructor for US Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Tactical Medic School. He has instructed agencies throughout the United States and has also served as a consultant for large corporations, universities, churches, and federal buildings, providing threat management and threat mitigation evaluations.

Session List

Handcuffing the Police: Challenges of Today
Monday, June 06th 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM Room: 221 A