Robert C. Smith is the President and CEO of Nightclub Security Consultants, Inc. In 1998, while still a San Diego Police Officer, he formed his company after an incident surrounding the use of force by a security guard at a San Diego bar. This incident compelled Robert to create the first training program in the country designed specifically for the in house guard or bouncer.
His company has trained over 5,000 hospitality industry employees and worked with over 1,000 bars, clubs, restaurants and other alcohol service venues nationwide. His company is called upon to provide expert guidance for attorneys, insurance companies, law enforcement officials and industry trade associations surrounding areas of liquor and premise liability. Robert’s training programs and expertise have been discussed on the floor of the U.S. Congress and were the basis for California’s new law that mandates all in house guards be licensed and trained to a specific standard.