has vast experience in the criminal justice system, more than twenty-three years. In 1978 Tyson began working as a law enforcement officer. During this time he investigated complex organized crime cases as a member of the narcotics unit. Many of these investigations lasted several years and utilized wiretaps as investigative aids. He attended numerous training classes conducted by the United States Department of Justice and was a member of several multi-jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) narcotic task force investigations.
After graduating from Law School in 1991 Tyson became a prosecutor in the Tampa Bay
area. During his tenure with the State Attorney's Office Tyson conducted over 100 jury trials for crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, drug trafficking, and DUI manslaughter. As a member of the State Attorney DUI Manslaughter prosecution unit for over five years, he completed several advanced DUI schools and is also a graduate of the National College of District Attorneys Advanced Trial Program. William Tyson was appointed by the governor through an Executive Order as a Special Prosecutor for Hillsborough County.