Brad Smith, K-9 Tactical Operator

Brad Smith K-9 Tactical Operator
with Brad Smith

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. 

Contact Brad Smith

PoliceOne Columnists:

PoliceOne's team of expert writers provides our readers with valuable insight from both on-the-job and classroom experience.

To submit articles or become a columnist click here and include your background/CV and a sample of your writing.

All Columnists

PoliceOne Newsletter

Subscribe Now

Today's Top Stories

Monday, February 20, 2017
All of Today's News

Officer Down

All Officer Downs

Featured Columnist

Loraine Burger
Perspectives on Policing
with Loraine Burger

logo for print