TROY Dothan Campus public safety coordinator publishes fifth textbook

Posted: Thursday , 10 January 2014

DOTHAN - James L. Smith, Troy University's coordinator for public safety at the Dothan Campus, has recently published his fifth textbook, "Crisis Management for Law Enforcement." The text, published by Carolina Academic Press, will help law enforcement leaders form a foundation for decision making during emergencies and time-limited events.

Smith has previously published textbooks regarding weapons of mass destruction, tactical medicine and law enforcement leadership. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Criminal Justice Department at Troy University, teaching in the classroom on the Dothan Campus and online with eTROY.

As coordinator for public safety, Smith oversees all aspects of safety and security for TROY's Dothan Campus. He has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, and served as the chief of the Cottonwood Police Department before coming to TROY. Prior to that, he was a captain in the Dothan Police Department where he served as executive assistant to the police chief and as 911 Coordinator for the Dothan/Houston County communications district.

Smith has an undergraduate degree from Troy University and a master's degree from the University of Southern California. He is a certified police chief and holds an Alabama Peace Officer Standards Commission certification as a Law Enforcement Executive. Smith serves as a peer reviewer for the journal Inside Homeland Security and sits on the board of the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts.