Title: Retired Maryland State Trooper
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland
Wayne Smith, Retired Maryland State Trooper, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law enforcement and security.
From 1988 to 2010, Mr. Smith served with the state police of of Maryland as a uniformed trooper and covert criminal investigator. His responsibilities included enforcing criminal laws and investigating crimes and traffic accidents. His assigned patrol area represented the busiest patrol sector in the Maryland State Police Hagerstown jurisdiction. As a criminal investigator from 2003 to 2008, Mr. Smith conducted threat assessments/investigations into threats made against the safety of police officers and public officials including the Governor of the State of Maryland. He also attended investigators’ meetings in the western region of Maryland and neighboring states to determine whether a possible nexus existed among those cases.
From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Smith excelled as an Intelligence Analyst with the Western Maryland Information Center. In this capacity, he monitored and disseminated intelligence pertaining to: officer safety, homeland security, area gang activity, and current crime trends. In addition to these duties he was frequently called upon to assist in the preparation/planning of police responses to public demonstrations/events.
With the F&M Trust Company from 2014 to 2018, Mr. Smith made an impact as a Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Enforcement analyst, he was responsible for performing a daily review of various reports, logs and transactional data to identify, document and report suspicious activity and monitored, evaluated and reported the activities of high-risk customers including money service businesses.
Since 2018, Mr. Smith has prospered with Bulldog Federal Credit Union in Hagerstown as a BSA compliance officer, responsible for developing, implementing, and administering the Credit Union’s BSA/AML program to ensure compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, USA Patriot Act, and all other Anti-Money Laundering(AML) and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) laws and regulations.
In addition to his security work, Mr. Smith served his community from 1990 to 2015 as a volunteer fundraiser with the Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Company. He produced more than 100 shows for various non-profits for fund raising activities involving nationally known acts/performers from various musical genres. Mr. Smith was involved in every aspect of the show from contacting agents, negotiating contract terms, arranging all logistical requirements to providing personal protection/security.
Mr. Smith attributes his success to dedication, as well as his ability and desire to always do a good job. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Smith cites his career highlight to be his involvement in the capture of the DC Beltway snipers. It made his name known in the area and the media there became familiar with him. In fact, when the word of his retirement came out, a magazine featured the story of his career as a State Trooper.
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