Police vet to lead NCAA investigations
The NCAA has hired a 28-year police veteran to lead its football investigations staff.
The organization said Wednesday that William Benjamin, currently the deputy chief of police at the Indianapolis Police Department, has been named a director of enforcement with a focus on football. He also played football at San Jose State.
Vice president of enforcement Julie Roe Lach says Benjamin will lead a team of football-focused investigators charged with ''building knowledge, meaningful contacts and actionable leads to better inform investigations.''
The job is one of 12 redefined or newly created positions within the NCAA's enforcement department.
Benjamin, a former Marine, was most recently deputy chief of the operations and criminal Investigations divisions.