As a retired police officer from the Chicagoland area, William knows only too well the risks individuals, communities and businesses face from criminal acts. He was also a lead law enforcement instructor with a public safety training academy.
William’s background in security and law enforcement began as a member of the US Air Force Security Forces where he was tasked with safeguarding nuclear weapons, codes and components. He also deployed to the Middle East multiple times in a force protection role. Later, as a police officer, William became an active law enforcement instructor and trainer in multiple disciplines including Firearms, Active Shooter Response and Defensive Tactics. In 2010, William graduated from the Department of Homeland Security/Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System SWAT course.
William later deployed to Afghanistan as an International Police Advisor for the US Department of State where he spent a year embedded with the US Army in the volatile Ghazni province. His primary responsibility was to act as an advisor, mentor and trainer to the Afghan National Police. He helped establish effective policing in a rural and austere area of the country where no functional police presence previously existed.
Today, he puts his real-world experience to work speaking at conferences and seminars all around the country while also teaching Active Shooter Response across multiple industries.