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Larry V. Smith - Josephson Institute of Ethics and Agape Mediations and Ethics. Galveston, TX, US

Larry V. Smith

Lecturer/Mediator/Trainer | Josephson Institute of Ethics and Agape Mediations and Ethics


Lecturer - Ethics Trainer - Mediator - Arbitrator



Dr. Smith is a nationally recognized lecturer and trainer in Ethics. For the past fifteen years he has been a national faculty member of the Josephson Institute of Ethics. The Institute is one of the nation's top ethics training organizations.

Larry has trained individuals from over 100 police agencies in the country in creating and sustaining an ethical environment at their agencies.
He has also conducted contracted Ethics training for members of the Chicago (2), Los Angeles, Dayton OH, Naperville IL, and Owensboro, KY Police departments.

He is a visiting faculty member of the Ohio Association of Chiefs Police Executive Leadership College, where he teaches Ethics to Ohio Police Officers.

Industry Expertise (3)


Training and Development

Law Enforcement

Areas of Expertise (2)


Ethics in Law Enforcement

Accomplishments (3)

Police Supervisor (professional)

Larry Smith is a former U.S. Marine Sergeant and a retired supervisor and employee defense representative for the Los Angeles Police Department. In twenty years with the L.A.P .D., he worked patrol in several divisions of Los Angeles, he also worked in the specialized areas of detectives, vice, and narcotics. Larry was a field and detective supervisor for eight years and was last assigned as a Divisional Watch Commander.

Mediator-Facilitator (professional)

Personal Values in Mediation: Larry believes that mediation represent an opportunity for all stakeholders to learn and to grow.

Professional Mediator (professional)

Style of Mediation and Experience: Dr. Smith maintains a flexible problem solving style using Facilitative, Evaluative or Transformative disciplines to resolve over 350 employment, civil, and family cases.

Education (5)

California State University, Dominguez Hills: Masters Degree;, Behavioral Science; Conflict Management, Negotiations

Conflict Management & Negotiations). Course work included over 1200 hours of formal instruction with supervised applications in Negotiations and Conflict Management, Organizational Crisis, Computer Applications in Behavioral Science, Theories of Conflict, Organizational Conflict, Mediation Philosophy and Procedures, Arbitration skills and Procedures, Social Policy Research, Community and Neighborhood Conflict and Continuing Education training through the American Bar Association.

Pepperdine University: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Public Affairs

Public Policy Analysis Public Administration Politics and Government

Concordia University: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Philosophy/Theology

Ethical Traditions of the New Testament Ethical Dimensions of the Prophets

California State University, Dominguez Hills: Master of Arts (M.A.), Behavioral Sciences, Conflict Management - Negotiations

Fuller Theological Seminary: Pre-Doctoral, Intercultural Studies

Urban Ministry Cross-Cultural Communications

Affiliations (5)

  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association Texas Association of Mediators Austin Association of Mediators
  • Josephson Institute of Ethics
  • Agape Meditations and Ethics
  • American and Texas Bar Associations (associate)
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Event Appearances (1)

What did you swear to?

Police Executive Leadership College  Columbus, Ohio


Sample Talks (1)

Honoring The Badge

Peace Officer verses Law Enforcement Officer in today's society.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Workshop Leader
  • Corporate Training


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