Law EnforcementWilliam Xanten, III
Bill Xanten, a homicide detective with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., brings nearly two decades
of law enforcement experience to the classroom - ranging from lead investigator on dozens of Homicide and Critical Assault
cases to providing key testimony at more than 500 local, state and federal court proceedings including criminal trials and
Detective Xanten is a frequent guest speaker at colleges and universities and helped train prosecutors and police officers in Belize as part of a U.S. Department of Justice program in Central America. As a gang intelligence investigator, he has delivered strong anti-drug/anti-gun messages to students in District of Columbia Public Schools. And as a former patrol officer, he brings street-sense to his teaching mission.
Agencies from the Metropolitan Police Department to the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia have honored Detective Xanten with numerous law enforcement awards for his expertise in solving cases and advancing the law enforcement profession.