Sergeant Bill Davis
Bill Davis is a 36-year veteran of the Beaumont, Texas Police Department. He honorably retired from active duty with the police department January 31, 2008.
Sgt. Davis still holds an active Master Peace Officer license with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and a law enforcement commission through a local law enforcement agency.
During his 30-year tenure as a sergeant, he spent over twenty 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 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 300,000 people in the past thirty-three years.
Sgt. Davis has had articles on child abuse published in state and national publications. He 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 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. Texas Medical Branch – Houston’s Kinder Clinic that treats alcohol and drug born infants for his child abuse programs and his book.
January 23, 2002, Sgt. Davis received the Outstanding Leadership Award from Prevent Child Abuse Texas at their state conference for his leadership role in working to curtail child abuse throughout Texas. From 1991 until retirement, Sgt. Davis was the most decorated officer with the Beaumont, Texas Police Department.
On December 12, 1998, Sgt. Davis’s nationally acclaimed true crime novel, So Innocent, Yet So Dead was published. His book has sold over 35,000 copies and continues to sell throughout Texas and the United States. On April 1, 2016, Sgt. Davis's second nationally acclaimed true crime novel, Imperfect Love ~ Imperfect Justice, was published.