Mr. William Sullivan is a master instructor with Eastern Kentucky University, an academic partner of the RDPC.
Mr. Sullivan has more than 26 years experience in the field of law enforcement. He retired from the Kentucky State Police in September 2008 at the rank of major where he served as the East Operations commander, overseeing eight of the 16 state police posts in Kentucky.
In addition to the typical roles he held in law enforcement, Mr. Sullivan was assigned to and commanded multiple specialized units. This allowed him to obtain an extensive background in several areas including special operations (SWAT), intelligence and counter-terrorism, homeland security coordinator, security and risk assessments, and dignitary protection. During his career he received numerous awards and citations including a Meritorious Service with Valor Medal, two Commissioner's Commendations, and the agency’s highest award, the Governor's Medal of Valor.
Mr. Sullivan is a published author and has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Eastern Kentucky University and currently instructs at Kentucky’s Department of Criminal Justice Training. He possesses a bachelor’s degree in police administration, master’s degree in safety, security and emergency management with an emphasis in homeland security, and is currently completing a doctoral program in education and leadership studies at Eastern Kentucky University.