Willie WilliamsChief of Police, North Carolina Central University Police Department, NC (Ret.)
Chief Williams is a three-time police chief, retired from the North Carolina Central University in 2012 where he had served as Chief of Police since November 2006. An industry expert on management and leadership, Chief Williams has served in a variety of assignments in the patrol division, narcotics bureau, criminal investigations division, criminal intelligence bureau, and the administrative division. Willie serves as a Senior Consultant at Developmental Associates.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Education from North Carolina Wesleyan College. Chief Williams is a graduate of the FBI Academy (129th Session) and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Training Program, 1994. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute and Municipal/County Government Program at the Institute of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
At North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Chief Williams made Public Safety a top priority. Under his administration, the NCCU Police Department became one of the most effective and progressive university law enforcement agencies in the state. Under his leadership, NCCU Police Department was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). During his tenure he worked aggressively with his team to establish goals and a philosophy to become a “High Performance Agency”, defined as one that provides courteous, flexible and effective police services to the community. The NCCU Police Department became a customer friendly agency with clearly defined philosophies, values and policies. Chief Williams developed the agency into a values-driven organization rather than policy-driven.