Police Lieutenant (Retired); Director of Public Safety, Chemeketa Community College
Bill Kohlmeyer, a retired Salem Police lieutenant, has served in almost every area of law enforcement over his 30 year career, including uniform patrol as an officer, corporal, sergeant and lieutenant. He spent 10 years in the detective unit investigating property crimes as well as robbery, homicide and sex crimes. He spent five years on the bomb squad and three years as the motorcycle traffic unit sergeant. Bill worked narcotics, commanding the inter-agency narcotics team and supervised the street crimes unit and crime prevention. Bill was also an original member of the department SWAT team serving a total of 18 years with SWAT as a sniper, entry team member, team leader and overall emergency operations team commander. He served as acting Deputy Police Chief for 14 months and the Public Information Officer for 10 years. Bill retired from Salem Police Department 2007 and accepted the position as the Director of Public Safety at Chemeketa Community College. He serves on the Willamette Valley Threat Advisory Team and helped establish and is the co-chair of the Chemeketa Community College Threat Assessment Team. Kohlmeyer is an instructor for active shooter courses, “Preventing and Surviving a Violent Threat”. He also provides training and consultation, through Chemeketa Community College’s Threat and Disaster Resource Center. Kohlmeyer has been a consultant and trainer for organizations regarding target hardening and physical security recommendations.