William B. Allen
Chief William “Bill” Allen came to Nevada in 1966 from Lovington, New Mexico, where he worked for the Lea County Sheriff’s Department. He also served as an Investigator with the U.S. Treasury Department and with the Roswell City Police in New Mexico. Allen was also a Lieutenant Chief Deputy Investigator for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. He was appointed to Chief of Police for the City of Henderson by the City Council on August 15, 1968. Allen oversaw a department that was then 27 police officers. Allen had extensive training in narcotics. He taught courses in Narcotics and Vice Control at Nevada Southern University, now UNLV. Allen introduced new uniforms, which were more distinctive. He retired as Chief of Police in June 1972.