Captain Davis is originally from New York and had the privilege of growing up within a traditional Irish, Police, Catholic upbringing. His father James, worked for the NYPD as a Corrections Officer, and his mother Peggy, worked for the “only telephone company” during her time. Captain Davis’ parents were married over 52 years, and instilled their Roman Catholic faith, family, and Irish pride into their four children. Captain Davis’ father played drums within the Suffolk County Emerald Society Pipe Band, and this upbringing which Captain Davis holds so near and dear to his heart is what led him to follow within his father’s footsteps. (Catholic School Education also played a role…)
In 1990, Captain Davis joined the Pasco Sheriff’s Office (PSO) as a Correction Deputy as was assigned to the PSO jail in Dade City. Bill spent three years within PSO Corrections and transferred to our Patrol Division in the summer of 1993. From there, Bill’s assignments included; School Resource Officer (Hudson HS), Property Crimes Detective, Domestic Violence Detective, Major Crimes Detective, and Detective within the Vice and Narcotics Unit. Bill found his niche within the Narcotics Unit and was assigned during the Prescription Drug overdose and “Pill Mill” epidemic that plagued Florida for many years. Bill had the honor to represent PSO as a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Task Force Officer for several years, and was eventually promoted to Sergeant, returning to the Narcotics Unit where he supervised both a Pharmaceutical and Undercover Detective squad. After spending a total of 18 years within the Criminal Investigative Sections of PSO, Bill understood the need to reacclimate himself to the patrol function where he was a Patrol Sergeant and eventually promoted to Lieutenant. Bill then served as a Patrol and SRO Lieutenant, and was promoted to Captain in early 2016. Since, Captain Davis has been assigned as a District 2 Commander and currently commands the Juvenile Investigative Division.
Captain Davis continues his Academic goals at St. Leo University, and is a member of the Wesley Chapel Rotary. He is blessed to have his wife of over 32 years by his side, as well as his two children who are his gifts from God. Captain Davis credits his faith and family for his servant leadership role within the PSO.