Magisterial District Judge William (Bill) C. Wenner is a life-long Dauphin County resident, having been raised in Susquehanna Township. He is a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College. After college he became a police officer and served 23 years until his retirement in 2003. He served with the Susquehanna Township Police Department and later joined the Dauphin County District Attorneys Office in 1988 as a Detective. In 1996 he was promoted to Chief of Detectives for the District Attorney's Office, Criminal Investigation Division (CID). While Chief of CID he served as the Coordinator for the Dauphin County Crisis Response Team. MDJ Wenner is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, 201st session. He also successfully completed two advanced executive leadership schools, one at Penn State University and the other at Princeton University. Bill teaches in the Municipal Police Academy at Harrisburg Area Community and is a guest lecturer for PA Game Commission. He is also a guest instructor at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey. In 2020, Bill was appointed by the PA Supreme Court to serve a 4 year term on the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board.
Bill became a Magisterial District Judge on June 2, 2003. He finds the position to be very intellectually challenging and interesting. MDJ Wenner is active in his church and local community.
Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Rich Lewis administered the oath of office to MDJ Wenner in 2003. This was the second time that Judge Lewis administered an oath to Bill. The first oath occurred in 1988 when Bill became a detective with the DA's office under then District Attorney Rich Lewis.