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Kent Smith is currently a Bus System Safety and Security Reviewer at the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Prior to joining CUTR, he was the Safety and Security Officer with LYNX in Orlando, Florida. His areas of concentration are system safety, security, emergency management, and training. Kent is a retired Sergeant from the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland where he first taught transit security. After retiring he continued his transit work writing threat and vulnerability assessments for several large mass transit agencies.
Kent has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. He also earned his Transit Safety and Security Program certificate from Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) and holds World Safety Organization-Certified Safety Specialist (WSO-CSS) and Certified Safety/Security Director (WSO-CSSD) certificates. In addition, he is a Senior Associate Instructor for TSI.