SAM Advisory Board

Terry E. Smith

Terry was in charge of Monadnock® training operations in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire from September 1988 until March 2010. In that role, he developed and managed courseware, along with establishing curriculum procedures across several user and instructor levels, for the Monadnock PR-24®, Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB) and Monadnock Defensive Tactics System (MDTS) programs. Throughout this period he provided daily material support and advice to a vast, worldwide network of agency trainers who voluntarily participate in one or more Monadnock programs that began in 1972 with the PR-24 program for First Responders.

As a Corporal with the Marion County Sheriff's Department, Indiana (1978-1988), Terry developed the logic behind the color-coded baton chart that Monadnock later adopted as a standard within the PR-24 and MEB programs. Terry accepted an invitation by Paul D. Starrett, Monadnock President (1972-2000) to be the editor for the Monadnock Instructor Course Notebook. He is also a contributing writer to various chapters of the notebook.

Terry has written many supportive documents for and published several articles relating to Monadnock programs. The Monadnock Compact Disk Educational Series was his brainchild, which consists of fourteen individual CDs that advance the philosophy of Protect & Restrain. He is the originator of several products that include the Monadnock Fighting Shield (US Patent Pending), Control Device 21 baton, Tactical Targeting Tip (Lime Green 3xT) and Window Breaker. Terry is also co-patent holder with Paul D. Starrett for the Safety Tip and Power Safety Tip for Police Batons.

Terry remains deeply involved in both advocating and instructing Monadnock educational programs around the world, which started with Lon R. Anderson teaching him the PR-24 program in March 1975 (USMC, PMO, Quantico, VA). For example, Terry is one of the original 14 Monadnock International Instructors, Founding Advisory Board Member and recently named to the Monadnock Hall of Fame. At the annual International Monadnock Instructor Seminar, he participated as a staff member between 1980 and 2009, and organized that event between1988 and 2009, when it was re-named the Safariland 2009 Less Lethal Conference.

Terry participates in several professional organizations that include, but is not limited to, National Rifle Association (NRA) and International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and an associate member with the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) and International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).