Meet Your Instructors

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William Rousseau

William Rousseau is the President of the National Institute of Crime Prevention. Bill retired from the Tampa Police Department as a Detective Sergeant after 29 years of service. He was the department’s Domestic Violence Coordinator for 7 years. Bill created and supervised the department’s Family Violence – Sex Crimes Unit.

Mr. Rousseau is recognized nationwide as a Domestic Violence teacher and expert. He has conducted training seminars for the United States Army, Florida State University, the Florida Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence, the Interdisciplinary Rape Science Training Institute, the University of South Florida, and many more. Bill is the recent Past Chairperson of the Hillsborough County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. He was also the Chairperson for the Hillsborough County Domestic Violence Council. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech from the University of South Florida, in Tampa.


Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton

Sergeant Swanton’s police career started in 1980, with the Waco Police Department, his assignments have been numerous. In the first ten years, he served in Patrol as a Patrol Officer, Special Investigator, and Field Training Officer training new recruits.

Swanton was then assigned to the Special Operation’s Unit (S.W.A.T. Team) where he also became certified as a Crisis Negotiator and was the Team Leader for Waco P.D.’s Negotiation Team.

Sgt Swanton has also worked in the Community Services Section where he specialized in Crime and Drug Prevention Programs.  Swanton also attended D.A.R.E. Officer training where he became certified as a D.A.R.E. Instructor.

In June of 1999 Swanton transferred back to Patrol where he was promoted the following October to Sergeant. In 2003 Sgt. Swanton took over as the Supervisor of the Family Violence Unit. During the last years of his career with the Waco Police Department, Sergeant Swanton served as the spokesperson/P.I.O. for Waco PD.

Swanton holds a Master Police Officer Certificate and an Instructor’s Certificate with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education. He also has served on the Board of the Waco Police Association, as Vice President of Training with the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators, the Board of Directors for the Family Abuse Shelter, and the Family Abuse Shelter’s Service Committee. In 2010 Sergeant Swanton was recognized by Waco P.D. as Supervisor of the Year.  Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton has also attended the FBI Leadership School.

Retiring from Waco PD in March of 2020, Sgt. Swanton now instructs with the National Institute of Crime Prevention whose mission is to provide law enforcement, victim advocates, judges, prosecutors, military personnel, and public health workers quality training regarding domestic violence and sexual assault issues.

Sergeant Swanton was the spokesman during the nationally known 2013 West Explosion and the recent Twin Peaks Incidents. He was awarded a Proclamation from McLennan County Commissioners Court for his role in delivering information during the Twin Peaks Incident.

Sabrena L. Swanton

Sabrena Swanton
Sabrena Swanton

Sabrena Lynn Swanton graduated China Spring High School in 2011. She graduated early in 2013 from McLennan Community College with her Law Enforcement Associates Degree. While attending, she remained on the Dean’s List every semester and ultimately graduated on the Honor’s List.

In July of 2014, Sabrena attended the McLennan Community College Police Academy where she served as the class president for her academy class. After graduating the academy, she started as a Patrol Officer for the City of Waco Police Department.

Sabrena has attended multiple FBI Counter-Surveillance Terrorism trainings and has worked closely with Baylor University providing undercover surveillance.

She has attended Secret Service Dignitary Protection trainings and serves as personal security for Chip and Joanna Gaines, from the HGTV series, Fixer Upper.

Sabrena has been certified the the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and education as an instructor for the State of Texas. She is currently working as a Patrol Officer on the 3pm – 1 am shift and is engaged to her fiance, Aaron Mitzel, who is a Sergeant for the Waco Police Department.

Melissa Greenwell

Melissa Greenwell has worked in the victim services field for over 20 years. She began her career as a case manager for a domestic violence shelter and then moved to Women’s Crisis Center in 1999, a dual program providing services to survivors of both domestic violence and sexual assault. In her time at Women’s Crisis Center, Melissa has served as a counselor, court advocate, Outreach Manager and now holds the position as the Director of the Buffalo Trace Women’s Crisis Center. As Director, Melissa provides direction and leadership to the sexual and intimate partner violence response and assist

s in education and prevention efforts. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, as well as numerous other committees and boards at the local and state level working to collaborate and improve the response to survivors. Melissa has an intense belief that the key to being successful in ending violence in its many forms is community engagement, and that we all have a part to play in ending power-based personal violence and making our world a safer place.

Ms. Greenwell holds a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Morehead State University, as well as a licensure through the Kentucky Board of Social Work.

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