Dec. 9, 2020

Real Crime episode # 10 part # 2 with retired Arson and explosion detective Bill Ryan

Real Crime episode # 10 part # 2 with retired Arson and explosion detective Bill Ryan

William Ryan (“Bill”) completed a successful twenty year law enforcement career with the New York City Police Department.  Bill’s diversified assignments included the elite Street Crime Unit, the Organized Crime Control Bureau and the Detective Bureau. Bill’s keen investigative skills were recognized by his superiors, leading to his advancement to the rank of First Grade Detective.  Bill retired from the Special Investigations Division, Arson and Explosion Squad where he specialized in investigations of major arsons and bombings.  During his career, Bill led and contributed to several high-profile arson and bombing investigations, including both the 1993 World Trade Center bombing where Bill was one of the lead investigators, as well as the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.  In 1995, Bill led his signature investigation involving a serial arsonist who was attacking the Jewish community. This investigation connected this arsonist to over sixteen arsons targeting “Houses of Worship”, and cleared numerous other arson cases. This investigation concluded with a jury trial conviction and a sixteen year prison sentence.  Bill concluded his investigative career with the NYPD by contributing to the 2001 World Trade Center attack. His tenure has allowed Bill to collaborate with various federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service and the Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, to name a few.  At the culmination of a successful law enforcement career, Bill began his service in the private investigation and security sector. He coordinated, and supervised high profile assignments which included the protection of Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, the family of the late Edmond Safra, and the estate of the late John F. Kennedy, Jr. Bill brings along his multifaceted experience to the private industry, as a principal of Ryan Investigative Group.

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