Sgt. Bill Davis is a 36-year veteran of the Beaumont, Texas Police Department. He honorably retired from active duty on January 31, 2008. Sgt. Davis still holds an active Master Peace Officer license with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and is still a law enforcement officer, commissioned through a local law enforcement agency.
During his 30-year tenure as a sergeant, he spent more than 20 years with the Juvenile Division and the Sex Crimes Unit, specializing in child abuse and sex crimes investigations. Sgt. Davis has investigated over 7,000 child abuse and/or sex crimes incidents. As a certified instructor with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Sgt. Davis was a guest instructor on child abuse at the Lamar Regional Police Academy for over 30 years. From 1991 to retirement, Sgt. Davis was the most decorated officer with the Beaumont Police Department. Sgt. Davis was also a member of the department’s SWAT team for 15 years.
As an internationally recognized motivational speaker and consultant, Sgt. Davis has conducted lectures and workshops on the awareness, prevention, and intervention of child abuse, sex crimes, and on safety throughout the United States and abroad to over 315,000 people. He has had articles on child abuse published in state and national publications. Sgt. Davis has received numerous awards for his work. Some of these awards include two Honorary Life Membership awards from the Texas Congress of PTAs, the 1991 Governors Award in Law Enforcement, and the 1994 Child Advocate of the Year award from the Court Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.) program in Beaumont. In 1995, two attorneys donated $50,000 to a local children’s advocacy center in Sgt. Davis’s honor for his work with child abuse victims. In 1996, Sgt. Davis was awarded the Layperson Exemplary Service Award from the Texas (school) Counseling Association. On
February 22, 2001, Sgt. Davis received the Kinder Award for Art and Literature
from Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston and Univ. of Texas Medical Branch –
Houston’s Kinder Clinic that treats alcohol and drug born infants, for his child
abuse programs and his true-crime novel. On January 23, 2002, Sgt. Davis received
the Outstanding Leadership Award from Prevent Child Abuse Texas for his
leadership role in working to curtail child abuse throughout Texas. In 2012, a local
attorney made a $10,000 contribution to the local women and children’s shelter in
Sgt. Davis’s honor for his work with domestic violence and child abuse victims.
On December 12, 1998, Sgt. Davis’s internationally acclaimed true-crime novel, So Innocent, Yet So Dead, was published. Sgt. Davis’s second internationally acclaimed true-crime novel, Imperfect Love – Imperfect Justice, was published on April 1, 2016. Both books are available in hard-copy by contacting Sgt. Davis, and as e-books at Amazon.com. Sgt. Davis’s third book, Look Out Satan ~ God’s At Work! will be in print in 2022.