Captain Bill Walsh leads the Operations Division of the Voorhees Police Department, which includes both patrol and detectives. He 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 earned the distinction of Certified Public Manager from 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.
Bill has collaborated with several universities to develop, evaluate, and enhance initiatives and training programs. In 2019, Bill was recognized by the IACP 40 Under 40 Program for his work in officer health and wellness and community engagement. He has presented at numerous conferences on wellness topics, early intervention systems, field training, performance evaluations, evidence-based policing, and community police academies. Bill has been published on early intervention systems and both community and law enforcement mental health programming. Bill is a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholar. He is currently working towards a second master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University – Camden.