About the Chief

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About the Chief

Wilbur Walter Williams Jr. C.P.C., Andalusia's Chief of Police 334-222-1155 ext 3102

Wilbur W. Williams was appointed Chief of Police in Andalusia on December 27, 2000. Prior to coming to Andalusia, Chief Williams spent almost 28 years with the Mobile Police Department, having retired in 1998 at the rank of Major.

During his career in Mobile, Chief Williams served in every division of the department, working his way through the ranks from Police Officer to the rank of Major. Chief Williams spent the majority of his time in Criminal Investigations, having served as Chief of Detectives and as a long-time Homicide Investigator. During his career Chief Williams has either investigated or supervised the investigation of over 600 criminal homicides.

Chief Williams was one of the first members of the newly formed Homicide Investigation Unit in the Mobile Police Department in July, 1981. This Unit achieved remarkable success with a clearance rate exceeding 85% and a conviction rate of nearly 98% for a period of 5 years. The City of Mobile experienced the bloodiest years on record during the early existence of the Homicide Unit.

Chief Williams is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and distinguished himself while attending the academy by being only the second law enforcement officer from the State of Alabama to have been selected to serve as the Spokesman for his Academy session. Chief Williams has been a member of the Alabama Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates since his graduation from the Academy and has participated in numerous training opportunities provided by the State Chapter.

After graduating from the National Academy, Chief Williams was assigned the duties of Mobile Police Academy Director. While performing these duties, Chief Williams volunteered to assist with the development of a Criminal Justice Program at Bishop State Community College in Mobile. After the program was developed, Chief Williams then began a teaching career at the collegiate level that has spanned almost 20 years. When he retired from the Mobile Police Department, Chief Williams accepted a teaching position in the Criminal Justice Program a the University of South Alabama.

Chief Williams has continued his teaching activities through participation in the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program. Chief Williams has taught numerous classes in this program over the past 3 years.

Chief Williams was one of the first Chiefs of Police in the state to complete the very intensive 240 hour continuing education program offered by the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police and the University Partnership of Alabama for Continuing Education. Chief Williams received his certification as a Certified Law Enforcement Executive through the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission at the statewide conference in February.

Chief Williams currently serves as the President for the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Williams also serves on the Education/Advisory Committee for AACOP. This very important committee works along with the University Partnership of Alabama for Continuing Education in planning, developing, coordinating and implementing the entire Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program.

Chief Williams holds a Masters of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Troy University and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of South Alabama.