William F Walsh

Professor Emeritus


William F. Walsh is the Former Director of the Southern Police Institute and Professor of Justice Administration. Dr. Walsh holds a BA in Behavioral Science and an MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in sociology from Fordham University. A former member of the New York City Police Department with twenty-one year’s service, he has conducted research on police and security issues, and authored a number of articles in scholarly journals, monographs, book chapters and books on police administration and management. Before coming to the University of Louisville, he served on the administration of justice faculty at The Pennsylvania State University, where he received the National Continuing Education Association Faculty Service Award in 1988. He has been a consultant to numerous United States law enforcement agencies as well as the national police forces of Hungary and Romania. The Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences awarded him the OW. Wilson Award in recognition for his outstanding contributions to Police Education, Research, and Practice in 1999. In 2003, he received the “Governors Awards” for his outstanding contributions to Kentucky’s Law Enforcement. In 2006 he was named the first recipient of the James J. Fyfe Award for a life time of service to the law enforcement profession by the Police Partnership of New York City.