Bill Ganley joined the Secure Community Network (SCN) as the Community Security Director for San Diego, California in February 2023. In this role, Ganley serves the local community across San Diego County in his role with the Jewish Federation of San Diego.
In addition to serving as a trusted advisor for Jewish organizations in the area, his responsibilities include facilitating security concerns through consultation, education, and training as well as physical security assessments; maintaining and creating effective partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies; implementing a region-wide emergency communications system; monitoring intelligence related to terrorism and public safety; and assisting with the coordination of security for major events in the community.
Ganley has over 30 years of experience in traditional and humane law enforcement, having honorably retired as a Deputy Police Chief and Chief of Humane Law Enforcement. He served in both executive level and operational leadership roles within the Salem, New Hampshire Police Department, including command of major case investigative units, firearms training, narcotics enforcement, emergency and disaster response, incident command during critical events, and police academy instruction. His experience also includes serving on a state-wide narcotics task force in an undercover capacity for close to two years, working with local, county, state, and federal agencies throughout New England. For the past five years, he commanded the San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement Team, overseeing felony animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect investigations in 14 cities in San Diego County.
Bill does trainings for different audiences, vulnerability assessments for Jewish institutions, communicates with law enforcement about community incidents, and informs community leaders about any security related information they need to be aware of.