William Hladky retired as a homicide detective from the Miami-Dade Police Department. He has been in law enforcement for more than 30 years. Prior to being assigned to the Homicide Bureau, he was a robbery and district detective. Bill has been involved in two 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. (The robber lost). He has received numerous awards and commendations for his investigations from the Miami-Dade Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies. Bill is a certified police survival instructor. During 1984 and 1985 while on a leave of absence, he taught police tactics to U.S. military police officers in Germany. In addition to police officers, he has taught U.S. Air Marshals and FBI Special Agents. Bill has taught criminal justice to undergraduates and is a guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University in the doctoral police psychology program. He holds an internationally certified second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, specializing in forensic behavioral science, from Nova Southeastern University, and 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 a member of the Florida Homicide Investigators Association and is a graduate of the Force Science Institute’s certification program.