Geoffrey Smith
Senior Advisor


Geoffrey Smith has 26 years of experience in law enforcement and fire policies, operations, and oversight. Prior to joining CNA, he served as the public safety director for City of Sturgis from 2013 to 2020 overseeing both police and fire operations. During his 26-year career in public safety, he served numerous roles and ranks including corporal, sergeant, firefighter, detective sergeant, reserve officer, and school resource/D.A.R.E./G.R.E.A.T. officer. He has demonstrated expertise in all areas of municipal law enforcement including administrative management, strategic planning, investigation, budgeting, union policies and, community policing. Mr. Smith had extensive training in computer and cell phone forensics, police use of force and tactics, narcotics investigations, background investigations, interview/interrogation, and police executive development. He helped develop a an employee fitness/wellness program that saw significant decreases in worker compensation claims and overall improved well-being. Smith has substantial expertise in technology, including deployment of in-car and body worn camera (BWC) systems, cell phone forensics, as well as active shooter training. He has worked with numerous police agencies around the country on subjects including policy and procedure best practices, BWC deployment, federal partner collaboration, officer retention and recruitment. Smith has worked on numerous Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) programs including the BWC implementation program, Smart Policing Initiative (SPI), and Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. He has provided training and technical assistance to agencies across the country. Smith has presented on numerous public safety topics at state, national, and international policing conferences, including the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, the Michigan Municipal League, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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