Bill WestfallPresident, Gallagher-Westfall Group, IN | Director, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Academy, FL (Ret.)
William S. Westfall is currently President of the Gallagher - Westfall Group of Indiana where he manages, develops and provides a wide range of leadership, supervision and management services to the public sector. He has provided, liability, leadership and supervisory training to thousands of police officers and public sector personnel in nearly every state in the United States as well as having been featured as a guest speaker on the Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN), the Fire Emergency Television Network (FETN), The University of Portsmouth, England and General Session Speaker for the 1997 ASLET Conference. He is well known for practical but powerful motivational and inspirational learning experiences.
Previously Mr. Westfall was the Assistant Director of the Institute for Liability Management, an organization devoted to law enforcement liability reduction.
Prior to his appointment with the Institute, Mr. Westfall was Director of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy where he oversaw the upgrading of the entry level basic law enforcement curriculum to a ten week 500+ hour program, directed the establishment of the MLEA Executive Institute for chiefs and sheriffs and assisted with the restructuring of courses for supervisors and for in-service training.
Mr. Westfall also served as Director of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Academy responsible for training programs delivered across the state for all law enforcement agencies. His duties also included the administration of the Organized Crime Institute, the Executive Institute and the development of the Center for Advanced Law Enforcement Studies.
In prior positions, Mr. Westfall has served as Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Bureau Chief for the Division of Police Standards and Training for the state of Florida charged with the enforcement of all pre-employment standards for police and corrections officers, their certification, and then decertification if they failed to maintain those norms.
Mr. Westfall began his career in law enforcement with the Alaska State Troopers where he served in a variety of functions during a four year tenure. In 1969 he was selected as "Trooper of the Year" for the South-central Region and was recognized by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce as "Lawman of the Year" for services provided to the Anchorage area. Prior to his entry into law enforcement, Mr. Westfall served a four-year term in the United States Marine Corps to include Vietnam.
Mr. Westfall received his BA in Criminology cum laude from Florida State University and has completed course work toward a graduate degree in Public Administration. He is also a graduate of the respected FBI National Academy where he was selected as class spokesman for the 141st Session.