Capt. Bill Walsh entered public service at the age of 16 as a dispatcher prior to entering the police academy at age 20. Bill holds a master’s degree in administrative science and several graduate certificates, including one in police leadership. He is a certified public manager through Rutgers University. His research and program designs were utilized to implement several initiatives including a health and wellness program with automatic wellness visits with a police psychologist, family components, and the formation of a multi-agency peer support team, which he leads. He has collaborated with several universities to develop, evaluate, and enhance initiatives and training programs.

In 2019, Bill was recognized by the IACP as a 40 Under 40 awardee for his work in officer health and wellness and community engagement. In 2021, he was named as a NIJ LEADS scholar and the recipient of the NJ Attorney General’s Excellence in Policing – Det. Pablo Santiago Resiliency Award. He has presented at numerous conferences on wellness topics, early intervention systems, field training, and community police academies. Bill has been published on early intervention systems and both community and law enforcement mental health programming.

Bill is a subject matter expert for several insurance providers, the National Policing Institute, the IACP, IIR, the United States Department of Justice, and the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRITAC). Bill serves on the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Officer Suicides. He is currently working towards a second master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Bill is a national ABLE instructor and was integral to ensuring the Voorhees Police Department was the first ABLE agency in New Jersey. He also assisted with the mandated statewide ABLE training initiative and coordinated the training of all officers in Camden County, NJ. Bill serves as an adjunct criminal justice professor for several academic institutions.