Criminal Justice Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty


Edward Smith

Adjunct Lecturer of Criminal Justice

Edward Smith retired in the fall of 2017 from the Plattsburgh Police Department with 20.93 years of service. He had worked as a Detective from 2004 until his retirement. He was also a crisis negotiator and NYS DCJS Master Instructor; he also taught in regional police academies from 2000 until his retirement. At SUNY Plattsburgh he has taught Organized Crime, Criminal Investigation, Police and Society, Criminology and the Criminal Justice System, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Sociology of Law, and Introduction to Sociology.

He now works for the Department of Homeland Security - United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Office of Security and Integrity - Personnel Security Division. 

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family.


  • M.A. Liberal Studies in Administration and Leadership, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • B.A. in Criminal Justice, SUNY Plattsburgh

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigation 
  • Sociology of Policing
  • Sociology of Law

Contact Edward Smith

Office: Redcay Hall 150
Phone: (518) 564-3045