William (Bill) Hladky, a homicide detective, recently retired from the Miami-Dade Police Department. He has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience.
Bill has been involved in two police shootings and a variety of other violent encounters. In 1983, he and his partner were designated Miami-Dade Police Department Officers of the Year for saving under sniper fire a woman being beaten by a mob during a riot. In 1997, he received the Gold Medal of Valor for exchanging gunfire with a robber.
Bill is a certified police survival instructor. He co-developed and co-teaches The Warrior Mindset for Law Enforcement*, a two-day seminar for police officers. In addition to police officers, he has taught U.S. military police officers, U.S. Air Marshals, and FBI Special Agents.
Bill is a criminal justice adjunct instructor at ITT Technical Institute and a guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University in the doctorate police psychology program. Bill holds a Master’s Degree of Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University, where he researched police stress, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa. He is expected to complete in 2013 a Master Degree in Criminal Justice, specializing in forensic behavior science, from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds an internationally certified second-degree black belt in TaeKwonDo.