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William “Bill” Sullivan

Dr. Sullivan is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University in the Homeland Security Program at the college of Justice and Safety. He obtained his B.S. in Police Administration in 1984, M.S. in Safety Security and Emergency Management with a certificate of focus in Homeland Security in 2007, and his Doctorate (EdD) in Leadership and Policy Studies with a research focus on School Safety and Security from Eastern Kentucky University in 2013.

Dr. Sullivan began his law enforcement career at Corbin Police Department before joining the ranks of the Kentucky State Police. He retired from KSP in 2008 at the rank of Major where he was the executive level director for 8 of the 16 posts covering the state. He served a total of 25 years in Kentucky Law Enforcement and was a highly decorated officer having received the Kentucky State Police’s highest award, the Governor’s Medal of Valor, as well as the Meritorious Service with Valor, two Commissioners Commendations, and numerous other recognitions.

He was one of the primary founders of the Kentucky Fusion Center and was extensively involved with the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, JTTF and the state’s various homeland security efforts.

Following his retirement Dr. Sullivan instructed classes at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) for six years teaching a variety of courses. He additionally instructed classes throughout the nation addressing security measures, threat assessments, extremist and terrorist groups and their activities, and other homeland security and law enforcement topics for DOCJT and the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC). He serves on the Curriculum Committee.