Troy University instructor releases textbook

Posted: Tuesday, 24 November 2015

DOTHAN - Troy University criminal justice instructor and campus public safety coordinator Jim Smith has completed his sixth textbook.

"Brodie's Bombs and Bombings," originally written by Thomas G. Brodie, a founder of the modern techniques and methods to recognize and mitigate bombs and bombings, serves as the definitive text on such devices and events. The book provides law enforcement personnel, firefighters and security professionals with the most up-to-date information on the investigation, detection and disposal of bombs and explosives, and the evidence obtained from them.

The two-year project resulted in the release of the book's fourth edition earlier in November. Smith, a former police chief of Cottonwood and 19-year veteran of the Dothan Police Department, is also FBI certified in handling bombs and bombings.

He holds a master's degree from the University of Southern California, and completed undergraduate studies at Troy University.