Bill Wann retired as a sergeant with the Sacramento (California) Police Department after over 23 years of service where he developed a reputation for collaborating with the community. Bill has been an instructor with the NICP since 2015.
At the Sacramento Police Department, Bill supervised the CPTED Unit for four years, applying CPTED principles to hundreds of development projects including a Major League Soccer stadium, a National Basketball Association arena, cannabis and alcohol-related businesses, residential and commercial subdivisions, high-rises, residential infill and mixed-use, critical infrastructure sites, parks, schools, places of worship, etc. In this role, Bill collaborated with other City departments as well as outside agencies, advocacy groups, neighborhood groups and developers. Additionally, Bill created partnerships with organizations to provide CPTED training to local public officials and private citizens.
Bill was a key member of the City of Sacramento team that wrote the ordinances and policies related to cannabis legalization. Bill reviewed approximately 200 cannabis business proposals for CPTED and other security concerns.
Bill’s other assignments at the Sacramento Police Department include the Impact Team, Alcoholic Beverage Control Unit, Tow Unit, Military Surplus Program, Professional Standards Unit, and the Bike Unit, with temporary assignments in the Crime Suppression Unit, Crime Analysis Unit, and Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit.
Bill has also been a Field Training Officer, Terrorism Liaison Officer, a member of the Peer Support Team and a member of the Sacramento Regional Incident Management Team. Bill has served as a member of the Use of Force Committee, Safety Committee, Uniform Committee, Liability Committee, and Shooting Review Committee.
As an instructor, Bill has developed and implemented standards-based curriculum content in the topics of CPTED, the management of public demonstrations, custody, property crimes, handling disputes, and information systems. Bill has presented at police and dispatch academies, in-service training, and to neighborhood and corporate groups.
Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Chapman University, a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. Bill is a graduate of the California POST Management Course and is also a graduate of Class 323 of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. Bill holds a CPTED Professional Designation from the National Institute of Crime Prevention. Bill is a Life Member of the California Narcotic Officers’ Association where he has served as Region II Vice Chair.