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Bill Crowley

William J. Crowley, J.D.

Assistant Professor, Justice, Law and Security
(412) 536-1191

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:

  • Assistant Professor in La Roche University’s Department of Justice, Law and Security
  • Subject matter expert and consultant to the media in the fields of national security, white collar crime, confidential human sources and police tactics
  • Attorney-at-law with a specialized interest in the areas of national security and constitutional law
  • Retired special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  • J.D., New England School of Law, 1989
  • B.S., University of Connecticut, 1984
  • Division 1 Scholarship Athlete
  • Attorney-at-Law, Member of the Pennsylvania Bar, 1991 – Present
  • Graduate, FBI Instructor/Specialization Courses, 1998
  • Police Training
  • Legal Advisor
  • Media Relations
  • Graduate, FBI Academy, New Agent Training, Quantico, Virginia, 1990
  • Tactical Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • FBI Certified Counterintelligence Investigator
  • Human Source Development Coordinator/Instructor

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Awarded University of Connecticut Athletic Medallion for Athletic and Academic Achievement, 1984

COLLEGE SERVICE:

  • Advisor to La Roche Criminal Justice Club

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Intelligence Analysis & Presentation Techniques
  • Police & Society
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Constitutional Law

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Member, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI Inc.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND NATIONAL SECURITY FIELDS:

  • Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1990-2017
  • Investigation of Violent Crime/Major Offenders
  • Coordinated Pittsburgh FBI’s Media Program
  • Coordinated Pittsburgh FBI’s Confidential Human Source Program
  • Supervised Western Pennsylvania’s Crimes Against Children Task Force
  • Investigation of Terrorism
  • Team leader of a seven-year international counterintelligence investigation. Techniques utilized included Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), undercover operations and covert searches.
  • Teaching Law Enforcement Personnel 
  • Certified as a police instructor by the FBI for approximately 15 years and instructed hundreds of police officers in subjects ranging from Constitutional Law to media relations.
  • Student-taught high school students. Qualified for teaching certification for high school for the state of Connecticut, Spring 1984.
  • Adjunct Professor, La Roche University 2005-2012, taught Constitutional Law

JOINED LA ROCHE AS FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE:

Aug. 1, 2017