Master Instructor

Brian Smith

Brian Smith


Brian is a certified peace officer in the State of Colorado, where he has served for 25 years as a volunteer and paid employee.  Brian has been a Cadet, Reserve Deputy, Dispatcher, Jail Deputy, Patrol Officer, Training & Personnel Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Professional Standards Unit Sergeant, and Commander.  He has been teaching a variety of topics to both sworn personnel and civilians for over 30 years and has a Bachelor in Education and a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Human Resources.

Brian has held 16 collateral assignments throughout his career to include honor guard, field training officer, driving instructor, de-escalation instructor, SWAT negotiator, voice-stress analyst, linguistics analyst, integrity interviewer, CVSA operator, and background investigator.  Since 2010, he has been working primarily on administrative tasks in training, hiring, and internal affairs.  Brian has logged over 5,000 hours of training coordination.  He has personally taught thousands of hours of classes on a variety of topics to both sworn and civilian staff.

During his time in the personnel division, he coordinated 150 hiring processes where he hired 200 employees and volunteers.  During his tenure, officer retention increased by 21%.  As the agency lead on background investigations, he has completed over 400 employment backgrounds and taught dozens of personnel on this important topic.  He is passionate about finding exceptional candidates that accurately fit the job for which they applied.

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