Bill Taylor

Senior Advisor

Areas of Expertise:
Police, Opioid Epidemic and law enforcement, Police Leadership,Violence Reduction & Gun Violence, Community outreach and collaboration, Developing partnerships, Problem-oriented policing, Police operations, 21st Century Policing

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.