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Chief Of Security

Brent Smith

President/Chief of Security


Brent Smith is an accomplished public safety professional well-respected in the industry. He currently serves as the President of Smith American Bail Bonds and Charter United Protective Services Agency LLC, overseeing a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring their clients' safety and security.


Brent Smith's career in the public safety industry began in 2007 when he served as an IPS Public Schools Recruit Police Officer. He quickly developed a reputation for his excellent work ethic and dedication to serving the community. He then went on to work as a Bail Fugitive Recovery Agent from 2006 to 2013 and as a Bail Agent from 2013 to the present. In these roles, he was responsible for tracking down and apprehending fugitives who had skipped bail. His expertise in this area is highly valued in the industry.


In addition to his work in the public safety industry, Brent Smith is also known for his dedication to community service. He served as a Public Safety Officer at Ivy Tech State Community College from 2009 to 2016, gaining valuable experience protecting and serving the college community. He also has obtained education and certifications from various prestigious institutions, including Pre Basic Training through (I.L.E.A) Atterbury Job Corps, Pre Law Enforcement training through the U.S. Department of Labor, Legal Concepts Cert. through the International Foundation of Protection Officers, F.E.M.A Certification, Defense Tactics through Control Tactics, and more. These educational experiences have allowed him to hone his skills and knowledge in the industry, making him an expert in his field.


Apart from his professional career, Brent Smith is also deeply committed to giving back to the community. He oversees his outreach organization, "Realize the Gift in You,” which aims to empower young people and help them discover their true potential. Through this organization, he provides mentorship, support, and guidance to young people in Indianapolis and beyond. He was featured on the Late Amos Brown show AM 1310, where he spoke about his work and his inspiration for starting the organization. Brent Smith was greatly inspired by his uncle, the late Indiana House State Representative William "Bill" Crawford, who instilled a sense of duty and service to the community.


Overall, Brent Smith is a highly skilled and experienced public safety professional who is deeply committed to his work and community. His passion for serving others is truly inspiring, and he is known throughout the industry for his dedication and expertise. His extensive experience, education, and community involvement make him a valuable asset to the public safety industry and the Indianapolis community.






Joshua Downhour

General Manager/Operations

Joshua Downhour is an accomplished and highly experienced individual who has dedicated his career to the public safety industry. Over the past 17 years, he has worked for several companies, gaining a wealth of experience and expertise in various fields.


Joshua has worked as a private investigator and armed security officer at Bad Boy Private Investigators and Charter United Protective Services Agency LLC. His duties have included conducting investigations, gathering evidence, and providing client protection services. He has worked on many cases, including missing persons, fraud, and theft. Joshua's experience has helped him develop a keen eye for detail and an ability to think critically and analytically in high-pressure situations. He has also honed his interpersonal skills, allowing him to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues alike.


In addition to his work in private investigations and security, Joshua has also worked at Wal*Mart for over 17 years, where he has focused on Loss Prevention/Asset Protection. In this role, he has been responsible for identifying potential risks and implementing measures to prevent theft and other forms of loss. He has gained extensive experience monitoring security systems, analyzing data, and developing risk mitigation strategies. Joshua has also played a key role in training and mentoring new team members, helping them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the industry.


Joshua's extensive experience in the public safety industry has made him a highly skilled and knowledgeable individual who is well-equipped to handle various challenges. He is a quick thinker, an effective communicator, and a dedicated professional who takes pride in providing high-quality services to his clients. He is always looking for ways to improve his skills and knowledge and is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the industry.


Overall, Joshua is a valuable asset to any team operating in the public safety industry. His experience, expertise, and dedication make him an ideal candidate for the Private Investigator, Armed Security Officer, or Loss Prevention/Asset Protection Specialist roles. Whether working independently or as part of a team, Joshua always brings his best to the job, ensuring his clients receive the highest quality services possible.


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