Instructor
Bill Bongle

Bill Bongle

Captain, Green Bay Police Department, WI (Ret.)

Bill Bongle is one of the nation’s leading authorities on community and problem oriented policing. He is a 29 year police veteran, rising to the rank of Captain before retiring from the Green Bay Police Department in 2015. Bill’s unique blend of community engagement skills, experiences and down-to-earth personality have made him a sought after presenter at conferences across the US and the UK.

Bill works with public safety professionals like you to develop innovative ways of building trust and partnerships with your community. He coauthored “Street Sweeping, Broadway Style”, a project which won the International Herman Goldstein Award. His work has been published in various law enforcement publications including the Center for Problem Oriented Policing and the Police Executive Research Forum. He was also instrumental in developing a number of initiatives including: Green Bay’s first Community Policing team, the “no sell list” for chronic alcohol abusers, chronic nuisance abatement program, Green Bay’s “Armadillo” nuisance abatement vehicle, the WOW Awards customer service program, and the Green Bay Police Department’s social media presence. Bill’s ongoing thirst for knowledge motivated him to continue his education, graduating in 2013 summa cum laude and earning a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management from Concordia University. Bill is also a technology buff and was trained as a computer forensic analyst. His interest in aviation and technology drew him into the world of drones. He has developed a very unique training program for public safety on investigating drone related incidents, the first training of its kind in the nation.

Bill lives in NE Wisconsin with his wife of 32 years, Beth and his hyperactive border collie. He has two children and two grandsons.

Upcoming Courses with Bill Bongle


Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Bill Bongle
    Captain, Green Bay Police Department, WI (Ret.)
Location:
  • Wilmington, NC
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • September 18 - September 20, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $595.00

Police-community relations is, by all accounts, the most critical issue facing law enforcement in America today. This training seminar presents law enforcement leaders with solutions, based on empirical research and actual practice, for improving citizen satisfaction, citizen confidence, and citizen support for law enforcement officers. This training utilizes the findings from social scientific research to identify what factors influence citizen satisfaction with the police, then provides real-life case study examples to illustrate each of the solutions identified by the research. This training is suited for law enforcement leaders of any rank who engage in directing agency operations and assist in forming departmental policies.

Instructor(s):
  • Bill Bongle
    Captain, Green Bay Police Department, WI (Ret.)
Location:
  • Wilmington, NC
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • September 21 - September 22, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (commonly referred to as “drones”) are an emerging technology which offers exciting possibilities for public safety. Drones could be used to situational awareness while keeping first responders out of harm’s way. Despite the many legitimate uses of drones, privacy advocates have raised concerns. Several states, including Wisconsin, have passed “drone legislation” which regulates the way drones may be used. Any agency seeking to use a drone must also receive approval from the FAA.

Instructor(s):
  • Bill Bongle
    Captain, Green Bay Police Department, WI (Ret.)
Location:
  • Gonzales, LA
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • October 10, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $250.00

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (commonly referred to as “drones”) are an emerging technology which offers exciting possibilities for public safety. Drones could be used to situational awareness while keeping first responders out of harm’s way. Despite the many legitimate uses of drones, privacy advocates have raised concerns. Several states, including Wisconsin, have passed “drone legislation” which regulates the way drones may be used. Any agency seeking to use a drone must also receive approval from the FAA.

Instructor(s):
  • Bill Bongle
    Captain, Green Bay Police Department, WI (Ret.)
Location:
  • Gonzales, LA
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • October 11 - October 12, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $895.00

This two-day training course will, essentially, assist you in creating an aviation unit. Training is vital to the success of your unit. sUAS (Small Unmanned Aerial Systems) or “drones” as they are commonly referred are a relatively new technology. Some police agencies have attempted to implement a program without proper training. One reason: training programs for sUAS are very specialized and few people are qualified to deliver this training.
This comprehensive program has been specifically designed for public safety agencies. Captain Bill Bongle (Ret.) provides specialized sUAS training through strong law enforcement experience with policy development, public relations and liability. Captain Bongle has years of

Instructor(s):
  • Bill Bongle
    Captain, Green Bay Police Department, WI (Ret.)
Location:
  • Nashville, TN
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • December 4, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $250.00

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (commonly referred to as “drones”) are an emerging technology which offers exciting possibilities for public safety. Drones could be used to situational awareness while keeping first responders out of harm’s way. Despite the many legitimate uses of drones, privacy advocates have raised concerns. Several states, including Wisconsin, have passed “drone legislation” which regulates the way drones may be used. Any agency seeking to use a drone must also receive approval from the FAA.

Instructor(s):
  • Bill Bongle
    Captain, Green Bay Police Department, WI (Ret.)
Location:
  • Champlin, MN
Region:
  • Midwest
Date(s):
  • October 25, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $195.00

Recent events in policing have reaffirmed the need for police agencies to build relationships and trust within their communities.

This training will help the student to understand what communities expect of their police, leverage the power of neighborhoods, mobilize the public, and engage community partners in sharing responsibility for public safety. 

Developing Organizational Performance Leadership