Troy Smith is Chairman of the Board of Winner’s Circle Tactical Solutions (WCTS), LLC, which is based in San Antonio, Texas. WCTS is an African American Business Enterprise (AABE), Emerging Small Business Enterprise (ESBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE). WCTS has innovative training programs for law enforcement, military and the community designed to enhance performance in real world situation.
Troy is a retired San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) officer. He spent 23 years with SAPD in various positions. Twenty-Two of the twenty-three years were spent in specialized units to include; The Police Athletic League (P.A.L), SWAT/Crisis Negotiators, Repeat Offender Program (ROP), Under Cover/Plain Clothes and The United States Marshal’s Fugitive Tasks Force.
Troy is a member of several religious organizations to include; The Shields of Christ, a first responder’s organization of law enforcement and firefighters who provide religious support. The Ministry of the Third Cross, an organization that work with convicted felons to provide religious support and job opportunities upon release of prison. Also, The Prison Ministries in which we go into the prisons to minister to the inmates.
Mr. Smith showed his commitment to the community by becoming an active supporter of the United Way Organization, the American Cancer Society, the San Antonio Women’s and Children’s Shelter, and the San Antonio 100 Club since the early 1990’s. He also participates in Habitat for Humanity and San Antonio area Community clean-up projects.
In 1990 Troy became the Founder and President of the San Antonio Police Athletic League (P.A.L). P.A.L was instrumental in creating a better relationship between law enforcement and low income communities. This was accomplished by providing youth sports like basketball, baseball, judo, volleyball, bowling, golf, and football, to over twenty thousand children in the inaugural year. All participants had to attend a 1 hour workshop (science, math, reading…) before every game. Because school teachers were tasked with relating the lessons to sports children who were struggling in school became more eager to learn. Because of the workshop concept, in 1992 then President George H.W. Bush came to watch the P.A.L. children play and participate in the workshop. P.A.L. played a major role in the Spurs Drug-Free league being given the Point of Light Award.
Troy was the Founder and Commissioner of the Spurs/ Pizza Hut Midnite basketball program. The program was designed to provide an outlet for young men and women aged 17 to 25 by providing basketball leagues. They had to attend workshops 1 hour before their games. Area businesses would come in and discuss employment opportunities in the workshops.
Mr. Smith also provided innovative community activities through the P.A.L. program. Programs like the Dive-in movies, where kids and the parents watched a movie while swimming. P.A.L. took over the area pools every Friday night in the summer for the community, business, and law enforcement to come together. The business provided meat and the officers barbecued so the kids were sure to have something to eat for dinner.
The Skate with a Cop program, where the area skating rinks were taken over by P.A.L. during spring break. The kids would skate with the officers who worked their communities. Meals would be provided for the children along with prizes throughout the day.
Troy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Grambling State University. And continuing education courses in Criminal Justice and Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Troy is a South, New Jersey native.