James Smith serves as an FBI Task Force Officer on a Joint Terrorism Task Force and he also serves as public safety director for a town in Alabama. Smith has a master of science in safety from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Troy University. He also has more than 40 years law enforcement and public safety experience and teaches criminal justice, homeland security, and terrorism classes for three universities. Smith has published several textbooks with his latest text Brodie’s Bombs and Bombings Fourth Edition. Smith is a fellow with ABCHS and serves on the board of the American Board of Law Enforcement experts.