Chief William T. Riley, III

Chief William T. Riley, III

Chief William T. Riley, III, Chairperson

William T. Riley III is the Chair of the DWIHN Board of Directors. He is also Chief of Police in the city of Inkster. Chief Riley has over 30 years in law enforcement and also served as Chief of Police in Selma, Alabama. One of his main concerns is keeping our community safe not only from a law enforcement perspective, but also from a prevention and treatment point of view. He has witnessed firsthand how prevention, treatment and recovery is possible when people have access to the appropriate services and supports offered by the DWIHN Provider Network. Riley understands the value of a public community mental health system that offers a holistic, integrated behavioral health approach. He has held various positions in substance use areas such as major crimes, task forces, schools, narcotics units, and community relations. 

Chief Riley was first appointed to the DWIHN Board of Directors in 2018 and also serves on our Substance Use Oversight Policy Board. He has served as Chairman of the Recipient Rights Advisory Committee, member of the Program Compliance and Strategic Planning Committees and is currently charged with chairing the DWIHN CEO Search Committee.