William "Bill" Rawls is a central character in the HBO crime drama The Wire. He is a Major within in the Baltimore Police Department, later becoming the Deputy Commisioner. Although not purely evil like several other villains on the show, such as Marlo Stanfield or Snoop, he does only seem to care for his career and rising through the ranks of the department as fast as he possibly can even if that means getting in the way of good police work, which it often does, in particular the Major Crimes Unit. Rawls is the arch-nemisis of Baltiomore P.D's Major Crimes Unit and he serves as a major antagonist of the show.
Rawls is portrayed by actor John Doman.