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William S. Westfall

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About: William S. Westfall

William S. Westfall William S. Westfall is President of The Gallagher-Westfall Group, Inc. of Indiana where he manages, develops and provides a wide range of loss control and risk management services to the public and private sector. He has provided liability, leadership and supervisory training to thousands of police officers 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) and the Fire Emergency Television Network (FETN). He is renowned for practical but powerful motivational and inspirational learning experiences.

In prior positions, Mr. Westfall served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Liability Management, Director of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy, Director of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Academy, Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Bureau Chief of the Division of Police Standards and Training for the State of Florida. 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. 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 well respected FBI National Academy, where he was selected as class spokesman for the 141st Session and has served as adjunct faculty with the Northwestern Traffic Institute instructing mid-management and first-line supervisory courses.