MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER * COMMUNICATIONS and RELATIONS
Glen Williams spent 26 years in law enforcement working as a patrol officer, detective, and trainer at Sandy City Police and Utah Transit Authority Police. He has conducted training throughout the United States for law enforcement and civilians in scuba diving, police and evidence diving, underwater post-blast investigation, firearms, patrol rifle, active shooter response, first aid/CPR.
He has also been a part-time instructor at Dixie State Universities Satellite Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy. Glen received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Psychology.
Glen is the author of Bridging the Gap: An Inside Look at Communications and Relationships After Traumatic Events and currently travels to police departments throughout the US presenting his program, Bridging the Gap: An Inside Look at Communication and Relations to assist in reducing PTSD, divorce, and suicide.
Glen retired in 2016 and lives in Draper, Utah with his wife Deborah. Glen and Deborah have six children spread across the US and enjoy visiting them and spoiling the grandchildren. Glen's greatest joy is making a difference in today’s world through speaking, teaching, and writing. He also enjoys traveling, scuba diving, martial arts, long range shooting, and his dog, Shiloh, who goes most places with him.
Glen Williams, LEO (Ret)
Bridging the Gap is an insightful, personal look at the traumatic events experienced by Glen Williams throughout his 26 year career in law enforcement. Williams' story depicts moments of loss and stress, including being unable to save a child's life, running through a door while shots are being fired, and pulling the trigger as a car accelerates to run him down.
He outlines the emotional toll of being lied to and betrayed by administrators as well as the consequences of building walls and repressing negative emotions on and off the clock. According to Williams, it was essential for him to open up and talk about his experiences, rephrasing traumatic events so they can be safely shared with a partner.
Bridging the Gap can teach anyone to rebuild and maintain health relationships despite work-related trauma.