Jacob Smith comes to us from Gainesville Florida where he was a State Trooper for eight years. He has a degree in criminal justice from Florida International University (FIU). He also has training to the level of First Responder for first aid and CPR. He is the new Director of Security for our Campus security team. He has experience working with the University of Florida’s police force in regards to sporting events, parking, and other security details as a State Trooper. He also received training from the FBI and the Texas State University A.L.E.R.R.T. program (Terrorism Response Tactics/Active Shooter Level 1). He has three FEMA certificates for Active Shooter response (IS-00907), Incident Command Systems (IS-00100.a), National Incident Management (IS-00700) and many other law enforcement certificates. Our new security team is part of a larger security company called Synergy Security. Synergy does security for other campuses as well and all of or Security officers are Virginia State Certified. If you see us on campus please say hi.
Benjamin Franklin once said an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.Contact Information:
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416