William D. Baker is a retired senior law enforcement executive with experience as a municipal Police Chief in three states. He also served as Director of Police Training, Under-Secretary for Law Enforcement and Commissioner of Public Safety in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
He is the former Assistant Director with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, ICITAP Program where he mentored foreign law enforcement and government leaders in 40 countries around the world.
He is a former municipal lawyer and Assistant City Manager and served as a member of the Maine Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He led his agencies to numerous awards for creative community policing and civil rights practices including the creation of local Human Relations Committees in the cities of Laconia New Hampshire and Westbrook Maine. He served as Co-Chair of the Governor’s Commissions on Hate Crime and Domestic & Sexual Violence in Massachusetts.
He is a graduate of the New England School of Law in Boston, the Kennedy School, Executive Leadership Series at Harvard University and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Session 129. He has conducted thousands of administrative, civil and criminal investigations over the course of 45 years.