Mr. Blake, a native of Vermont, is a graduate of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Foundations of Education from Troy State University, Troy, Alabama.
He is a retired Chief Warrant Officer of the United States Army where he served as a Military Intelligence Special Agent and as a Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent. While a member of the United States Army, he was responsible for designing and implementing a revised and expanded curriculum for the criminal investigation course attended by members of the Department of Defense. As a military instructor, he was responsible for instruction in and management subjects to investigators, managers and senior military officers.
Following retirement from the United States Army, he has been employed as a corporate security investigator and manager, disaster recovery planning manager, and security consultant.
Mr. Blake has more than 50 years experience in criminal investigation, bank security, executive protection, loss prevention, disaster recovery planning, counterintelligence operations, security risk analysis, and security training.
He has attended criminal investigation, counterintelligence, corporate security, and management courses sponsored by the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, University of Alabama, Michigan State University, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Jacksonville State University, Troy State University, Georgia Police Academy, Bank Administration Institute, American Bankers Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Executive Protection Institute, American Society for Industrial Security, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, National Crime Prevention Institute, International Association of Credit Card Investigators, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Bill has been designated as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society for Industrial Security and as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He was a member of the Board of Directors, Georgia Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (1990, 1993). He was an organizer of the Central Savannah River Chapter, American Society for Industrial Security (1985), Chapter Vice Chairman (1986), Chairman (1987) and Regional Seminar Planning Representative (1986-1988).
Author: “Making Recovery A Priority,” Security Management, American Society for Industrial Security, April 1992; “Securing Premises from Liability Risks,” Risk Management, Risk and Insurance Management Society, September 1994; “Putting a Lid on Premises Liability,” Security Management, American Society for Industrial Security, January 1996; “Safety First: A Premises Liability Primer,” Journal of Property Management, Institute of Real Estate Management, July/August 1996 (Journal of Property Management Non-Member Article of the Year Second Place Award, 1996); co-author with Walter F. Bradley, Esq., JD, Premises Security: A Guide for Attorneys and Security Professionals, published by Butterworth-Heinemann in 1999.