Owner and Chief Instructor, ACTAR # 924
Dale Smith is the owner, operator, and chief instructor for the Traffic Safety Training Center. Dale began his law enforcement career with the South Carolina Highway Patrol in 1992 and has over 25 years of law enforcement experience. In 2001, Dale was transferred to the SCHP's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) where he began reconstructing collisions on a full time basis. In 2003 he was promoted within MAIT to the rank of sergeant, where he oversaw the operations of the Piedmont MAIT unit, consisting of 15 counties in South Carolina. In 2006, he accepted a job at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, retiring at the end of 2017 at the rank of Lieutenant of the Traffic Safety Unit. While at the Academy, Dale was responsible for starting live crash testing as part of the collision reconstruction curriculum. Even as a supervisor, Dale is an active instructor accumulating more than 10,000 hours of teaching. Dale has been an instructor for over 17 years. He has been qualified as an expert in collision reconstruction more than 35 times. In his downtime, Dale is an experienced motorcycle rider and avid runner.