Brad Smith retired from the West Covina Police Department in southern California in June 2010 after 30 years of service. Brad was a K-9 handler and trainer for West Covina for 25 years and a SWAT dog handler for 18 years. Since 1999 Brad has been National K-9 Chairman for NTOA and a K-9 Subject Matter Expert for the California Association of Tactical Officers. Brad specializes in field tactics and officer safety. Brad designed and implemented a K-9 SWAT & K9 Patrol Tactical School called S.K.I.D.D.S. and CATS. Brad is also owner of Canine Tactical Operations and Consulting and the author of the book K9 Tactical Operations for Patrol and SWAT. Brad has published more than 80 articles for a wide variety of publications on K-9 SWAT deployment and training.
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