CEO’s Bio


William C. Cage has over thirty years’ experience in law enforcement, investigations, protective services and security.  William C. Cage CEO Cage & Associates, Ltd./Safe-Screen

Bill joined the United States Air Force in 1979 and spent over four years as a Law Enforcement Specialist. Bill left the active duty air force for an active Air Force Reserve assignment where he was assigned as a criminal investigator and later to a major narcotics investigative team. Back in the civilian world, he became a member of the Culver City, CA police department, where he worked uniformed patrol. During the late 1980s, Bill joined the private sector as the director of operations of a private patrol agency, where he obtained his private investigator’s and private patrol operator’s license. There, he oversaw operations to protect museums, foreign government consulates, state parks, schools and various neighborhoods. By the end of the 1980’s, Bill formed Cranston Investigative Services, Inc. in California and was involved in many insurance, risk management, third party administrator cases and bail enforcement.  Additionally, Bill conducted background investigations for companies such as Motel 6 and Joico International.

In 1990, Bill was recalled to active duty with the United States Air Force and deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. At the end of 1993, Bill moved to Las Vegas, where he joined one of the larger gaming companies in town.  In the fall of 2005, Bill was asked to assist with Hurricane Katrina law enforcement operations.  Bill volunteered to fly down to Gretna, LA, a suburb bordering New Orleans to be sworn in as a local law enforcement officer and assist the people of South Eastern Louisiana.  Bill worked protecting relief ships and workers, manned checkpoints, patrolled via police ATV in storm damaged areas, assisted local police on patrols, conducted advance surveys and risk assessments as well as protective escorts of various local government officials and dignitaries.  Bill spent 12 years in the gaming industry and until 2006 was the investigations manager for the legendary Stardust Resort & Casino.

Since leaving the casino industry, Bill has worked for a number of federal government entities, primarily conducting background investigations in support of national security as well as a variety of work for major defense/government contractors and local Las Vegas firms.

Bill has presented to various groups to include ASIS International, local training facilities and various corporate clients on such matters as suspicious person indicators, arrest and detention laws, internet safety, executive protection, security officer training and homeland security issues, to include at the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana.

Bill is licensed by the State of Nevada, Office of the Attorney General, Private Investigators Licensing Board as a Private Investigator, Private Patrolman and Security Consultant.  He has been awarded the Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) designation from the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) and the Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) certification from the Executive Protection Institute (EPI).  Bill has received a Heroic Service Medal from the Clark County (NV) Commission as well as Security Professional award from the Las Vegas Security Chief’s Association.  Bill was presented with a Meritorious Service Medal from the Gretna (LA) Police Department and the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award 2008 from the Nine Lives Associates, the alumni group of the Executive Protection Institute.

Bill has been a member of the Las Vegas Chapter of ASIS International, serving over 8 years as the Legislative representative, 2 years as the Vice Chairman and 2 years as the Chairman.

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