William “Bill” Schultz has more than 23 years experience in law enforcement, has led innovations in the Fort Lauderdale Police Department (FLPD), and is a proud member of the LGBTQ community. Now he is leading the department. “I’m just so happy to openly represent the LGBTQ community as a chief of police in South Florida,” he said. He officially started the job on Monday. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, himself also LGBTQ, says he looks forward to working with Schultz and improving the department.