Chief Inspector Walt Smith is 30-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and the Commanding Officer and Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center. He serves as the Chairman of the Major Cities Chiefs Association Intelligence Commanders Group and former Chairman of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, Area Maritime Security Committee and Chair of the Five County Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Counter Terrorism Taskforce Public Safety and Security Committee consisting of Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies tasked with the responsibility of terrorism response and prevention.
Walt’s previous Commands include, Commanding Officer Homeland Security Counter Terrorism Operations including Dignitary Protection, Crisis Negotiations, and the Philadelphia Police Department’s FBI Joint Terrorism Taskforce, Commanding Officer, Organized Crime Unit as well as the Commanding Officer, 9th Patrol District, Commanding Officer, 5th Patrol District, Executive Officer, 6th Patrol District, and Lieutenant, Internal Affairs Division Integrity Management Anti-Corruption Team.
Inspector Smith’s current duties include providing leadership and management of the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center, the Philadelphia Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center and the Philadelphia- Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Watch. Walt also manages the Homeland Security Unit and coordinates the Philadelphia Police Department's intelligence initiatives and programs with all federal, state, local, civil-military and private-sector entities fostering interagency cooperation and partnership development.
In addition, and to ensure further collaboration, Inspector Smith also works closely with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and the City of Philadelphia and surrounding counties in terrorism prevention.
Walt is currently working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Office of Partner Engagement developing national strategies to reduce violent crime in Major Cities. In addition, Walt has written security assessments stressing the importance of building partnerships and increasing employee awareness to deter terrorism surveillance.
In his current position as Executive Director, Chief Inspector Smith has led the development and implementation of the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center, a regional fusion center in Southeastern Pennsylvania focused on the prevention of all hazards, all threats and all crimes.
- Naval Postgraduate School
- MS, Security Studies, Homeland Defense and Security
- Eastern University
- BS, Organizational Management