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Chief Michael D. Williams

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Chief Michael D. Williams directs a staff of 13 sworn officers, 3 civilian staff members and 7 auxiliary volunteers.  Chief Williams took his current office in June of 2015.  Prior to this appointment, Chief Williams was the director of Police Services for the Tennessee Highway Patrol Protective Services Division. 

Prior to his career in law enforcement, Chief Williams served in the United States Marine Corps for 8 years. Chief Williams began his career in Robertson County Tennessee as a reserve deputy, soon taking a full-time position in the dispatch office and shortly being promoted to road deputy.  Chief Williams then received an appointment to the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Academy and upon graduation was assigned to the Cookeville Highway Patrol District.

During his time as a road trooper he served on the district strike team, the district criminal interdiction plus team as well as being a K9 handler.  Chief Williams was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Robertson County serving as the supervisor for the Nashville Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Weigh Station as well as Trooper E.  In 2012 he was transferred to the newly formed Capitol Protection Unit overseeing 25 plus State Troopers, Capitol Police and Civilian Staff.  In 2014 he was transferred to the Protective Services Division where he was placed in charge of Police Services for State properties.

Chief Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Liberty University and is a graduate of the prestigious Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command.  Chief Williams also holds many training instructor certificates as well as receiving a proclamation from the State House of Representatives for his dedication to serving his community.  Chief Williams is a member of the Fairfield Glade Rotary Club and volunteers as the Program Manager for the local Meals on Wheels Program.   Chief Williams is a member of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police as well as the International Association of Chiefs of Police.