Bill Cousins


Bill Cousins

Founded by Secret Service veteran Bill Cousins, WJ Cousins & Associates provides a full range of security Investigation, protection and litigation consulting services to individuals, corporations, law firms and government agencies worldwide.

Bill earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Madonna University and Master of Science degree from the Police Executive Leadership Program at Johns Hopkins University. He was a police officer for seven years before serving as a United States Secret Service Agent for 22 years. While in the Secret Service, Bill gained extensive expertise in investigations, polygraph, protection, event planning, use of force and non-lethal weapons.

Bill later went into private industry where he was the Director of Security for a major automotive corporation where he led a team of security personnel in the areas of vulnerability and threat assessments, executive protection, investigations, physical security as well as personal security for a company of ex-pats and their families across the globe. Bill was also the Head of Security for a major automotive supplier in Detroit and led all security programs for over 30 facilities across four continents including vulnerability and threat assessments, travel security, investigations, executive protection, and kidnapping and ransom programs. He is currently a licensed professional investigator in the state of Michigan and a commissioner for the Detroit Crime Commission.

Throughout his education and career, Bill experienced a number of assignments that established his expertise in investigations, security, training and protection, which helped him to start his own private security firm. Bill has partnered with some of the leading experts and associations in security to ensure the clients of WJ Cousins & Associates are receiving the best consulting services out there.

With over 30 years of progressive leadership experience in government, private industry and law enforcement securities, WJ Cousins & Associates has a lifelong commitment to providing expert advice and the highest standard of services in the fields of security, investigation, protection and litigation consulting on a global scale.


American Society for Industrial Security

Association of Former United States Secret Service Agents

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan – Associate Member

Detroit Crime Commission – Commissioner

Michigan Council of Professional Investigators

Oakland County Sheriff’s Advisory Council

Society Human Resource Professionals (Detroit Chapter)