Superintendent (ret.) William "Bill" Taylor, has 36 years of law enforcement experience and has been associated with CNA since 2018. He serves as a senior advisor in CNA's Center for Justice Research and Innovation. Previously, he served as superintendent of the Lowell Police Department (LPD) for five years, leading 250 sworn officers in a multicultural population of 110,000. Throughout his career, Taylor has been known as an innovative leader who is passionate about the welfare of citizens. As superintendent, he restructured the department into a national model for community policing, based on prevention, problem-solving, and partnerships. Under Taylor's leadership, the (LPD) accomplished three consecutive years of double-digit crime reduction, significantly reduced fear of crime, and expanded police outreach to a diverse community. He conducted a complete review of all policies using cloud-based technology, and he improved training including a Sergeants Leadership Course. He also developed the department's Community Opioid Outreach Program (CO-OP) in response to the devastating opioid epidemic, which received national recognition from the Department of Justice (DOJ) as well as $1.3 million in federal grant. Taylor currently serves as a law enforcement expert for multiple Bureau of Justice Assistance programs, including the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) and Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) programs.
Policing and Corrections