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Bill Walsh

Portrait of Bill Walsh, 2021 NIJ LEADS Scholar
Captain; 2021 NIJ LEADS Scholar
Voorhees Police Department

Voorhees, NJ

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. 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. 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 the National Policing Institute, the IACP, and the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center. 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.

Date Created: July 28, 2021