About Us

Bill Cousins has over 35 years of law enforcement and security experience. 

WJ Cousins & Associates

In 2006, after serving over 22 years, he retired as an Assistant to The Special Agent in Charge in the United States Secret Service.  Upon retirement, he worked in a consulting capacity for Deloitte before joining the security departments at two major manufacturing corporations, where he rose to the positions of Director of Corporate Security. 

Bill is the founder and Managing Director of the firm WJ Cousins & Associates, LLC.  In this role he leverages his experience and expertise in the areas of Security, Investigations and Attack Management or Active Shooter Training. Bill has been selected as the lead security consultant/advisor for projects in both the public and the private sector. He has served as the lead investigator for local, state, and federal investigations and as a special investigator for the state of Michigan Attorney General’s Office on the Flint Water Case.

Bill, earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Madonna University and Master of Science from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University-Police Executive Leadership Program.   He has been an adjunct professor at Oakland University teaching security related courses.  He is a past board member of the American Society for Industrial Security, Oakland County Sheriff’s Advisory Council and the Domestic Security Advisory Council.  He is also certified instructor by the U.S. Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Agency and the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Training Program in Attack Management and Control Tactics.

In 2014, when he founded WJ Cousins & Associates LLC, he built the firm on the three basic areas of expertise of the Secret Service, Investigations, Security/Protection and Attack Management also known as Active Shooter Training. Therefore, the firm provides clients with the utmost professionalism in each area we specialize in. Our team of professionals are selected for their credentials, experience and professionalism so we can offer our clients the best of the best.