Miramar City Manager Kathleen Woods-Richardson has appointed Interim Chief Dexter Williams as Chief of Police of Miramar, effective March 7, 2016.
“Since being appointed Interim Police Chief on Jan. 14, 2016, Chief Williams has shown exemplary leadership and proven that he has the requisite skillset and experience to lead our police department into the future. As such, I have made the decision to fully appoint him as Chief of Police,” according to CM Woods-Richardson.
Chief Williams has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience — 22 of which have been with the Miramar Police Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science in public administration from Barry University and two master’s degrees from St. Thomas University: one in justice administration and the other in public management. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Chief Williams has led patrol operations; internal affairs; field training operations; criminal investigations; crime scene, property and evidence; domestic violence and victim serices; citizens volunteer pro-grams and recruitment and most recently served as Assistant Chief of Police until serving as Interim Chief two months ago.
Chief Williams will oversee more than 260 employees that include command, administrative and civilian staff and be responsible for the management functions of controlling, planning, organizing, supervising and staffing for the entire police department