Charles E. Smith

Staff Consultant


Chuck is a Staff Consultant, highly experienced in healthcare security. He earned his degree from Youngstown State University.

Chuck has spent more than four decades serving in public law enforcement and corporate security-related positions, including Director of Security and Safety at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Limited stores.

He is the former Chief of Police of Perry Township in metropolitan Columbus and served with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department.

Chuck was responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and directing programs, policies and procedures to maintain and enhance public safety and assets of patients, visitors and employees at numerous Central Ohio medical facilities during his 34 years in healthcare security.

He has been an instructor in Criminology/Law Enforcement at Columbus State Community College and guest lecturer in New York City and at the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety annual general meeting. He has presented security and law enforcement topics at local, state and national conferences.

Chuck’s Professional Affiliations and Certifications

  • ASIS International
  • International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)

“I find it rewarding to be able to work with our clients to provide an objective assessment of their present security needs and determine if there are opportunities to expand on those strategies that are currently in place.” – Chuck Smith