William "Bill" Harvey is the Chief of the Ephrata (Pa.) Police Department. Prior to this he was the Chief of the Lebanon City (Pa.) Police Department for more than six years. Harvey retired from the Savannah (Ga.) Police Department where he worked assignments in training, patrol, and CID. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and has a BA in criminology from St. Leo University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute of the University of Louisville (103rd AOC). Harvey has more than 25 years of experience working with recruits, rookies, and FTOs. He serves on the advisory boards of POLICE Magazine, POLICE RECRUIT Magazine, TREXPO, and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).
Most all departments have regulations regarding the modification of departmental issue/carry weapons. There are stories of weapons that failed to operate as designed due to poorly attempted modifications by the untrained and/or unskilled.