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Lieutenant Brian Smith

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Lieutenant Smith has 33 years with the Sheriff's Department. He is currently assigned to the Lancaster Sheriff's Station, located in the north end of Los Angeles County. He is a recent graduate of the FBI National Academy. Lieutenant Smith has worked a variety of assignments including custody, patrol, investigations, and training. As a lieutenant, he spent 7 years assigned to the Department's Training Bureau and assisted in managing both sworn and civilian training throughout the Department. Lieutenant Smith is currently an instructor with the Sheriff's Department Analytical Interviewing Course, which is required for all Department investigators.

Lieutenant Smith also formerly supervised the Department's Mental Evaluation Team which conducts investigations of the persons with mental illnesses.

Lieutenant Smith has a bachelor's degree in Business Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.


  • "Your analytical interview techniques and instruction are an important part of our training and truly demonstrate the value of your curriculum. Some of the students remarked that it was the best interview training they have attended." - A.J. Carrol, Asst. Chief Golden Gate Division, California Highway Patrol
  • "Enhanced the field agent's ability to recognize areas we should pursue when assessing the validity of individuals and information." - NCIX
  • "I want to take opportunity to thank you and your staff for the training you recently provided to this Agency's Security Protective Officers and the attendees from law enforcement agencies in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The Institute's interview/ interrogation methodologies, combines with academic research presented by Dr. Mark Frank, and incorporated practical exercises were universally well received by the class participants."- James Kirkman, Chief Protective Programs Group, CIA

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