Brady Smith graduated from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He then went on to teach Biology and Anatomy at Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio. While teaching, Smith completed the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Clark State College in Springfield, Ohio.
Smith currently serves as a Police Officer for the Cedarville Police Department and Sergeant with Greene County's Ranger Division in Greene County, Ohio and has been an officer since 1994. Smith has completed more than eighteen hundred hours of specialized training including, Narcotics, Use of Force, Firearms Armorer, First Line Supervision, Interview and Interrogation, Deviant Sexual Behavior, Death Investigation, IPMBA Police Cycling, ADAP/HGN (DUI Investigation) and Accident Investigation among many others.
Sergeant Smith is a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer and also holds numerous other instructor certificates including; ASP, Tactical Baton, Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray), Strategies and Tactics of Patrol Stops, Firearms (Pistol, Shotgun, Assault Rifle, Select Fire and Simulated Firearms), Officers Flying Armed, Female Self Protection and Advanced Hunter Education.
In addition to instructing the officers at his departments, Sergeant Smith has instructed at several other law enforcement departments and is an instructor for the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy. He also instructs annually at the North Carolina Justice Academy and currently serves on the North Carolina Park Ranger Training Institute committee. In addition, Sgt. Smith has been involved with instructing members of the public in Female Self Protection, Firearms and Hunter Education. Sgt. Smith is a life member of the National Rifle Association and the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors.
"Outstanding instructor. Course was precise - all you should know and info that you needed to find for yourself. Class was customer friendly. Instructor was true professional." -- Lowell Black, Dayton OH
"Brady is a highly skilled instructor with a great personality!" -- Ken Wright, Beavercreek OH