Dr. William Starbuck – Founding Partner Of WCS Global Investigations
Dr. William Starbuck is an experienced California State Licensed private investigator who has worked a myriad of cases covering the spectrum of the security world. Calling upon his real world experience as a State and Federal law enforcement officer, as well as worldwide contacts, he has crafted solutions to some of the most difficult cases. He has also utilized his international academic expertise to interpret and solve some of the more complex multinational security problems. Formerly he was the Dean of student affairs, and associate Dean of recruitment at Henley-Putnam University. An institution which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Intelligence, Counterterrorism and Protection management. In that regard Dr. Starbuck has participated in executive decisions that have helped shape the direction of one of the foremost university’s in the high risk security field.
Prior to joining the university, Dr. Starbuck was a twenty year veteran of law enforcement. In that capacity he was a criminal investigator with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, participating in SAFE task force, the nation’s first felony enforcement sexual assault prevention unit. Additionally, as an FBI task force agent, and an expert in fugitive tracking, he served in the violent fugitive task force. He apprehended many high profile criminals, including several international fugitives, as well as one of the US Marshals top ten fugitives. He also was a task force member of the REACT high tech unit. Dr. Starbuck holds three masters degrees, one in International Relations from San Jose State university, a second in International management from Thunderbird, the Garvin school of international management. His third masters is in political science from the University of Southern California. He also earned a Ph.D in political science, with an emphasis on political violence, from the University of Southern California.