Deputy Chief Dewey Williams

Retired – Clearwater PD

Deputy Chief Dewey Williams retired from the Clearwater Police Department after 32 years, having risen through the ranks to the position as 2nd in command. He was appointed as Deputy Police Chief in 1994 and has served in a wide variety of both operational and administrative assignments.

A graduate of Auburn University and the Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, Williams’ last command was over the Operations Bureau which consists of the Uniformed Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions and 300 officers and civilian employees. In addition, he was the Chairperson of the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Trafficking, a multi-agency collaboration to combat human trafficking in the Tampa Bay area.

Deputy Chief Williams is active in his community including service on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, the Rotary Club of Clearwater where he holds a Paul Harris Fellowship, and the 2001 class of Leadership Pinellas.

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