Press release - Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams begins her tenure as Oxnard's Police Chief on January 31, 2011

Published 1/31/2011 (all press releases for this day)

Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams
begins her tenure as Oxnard's Police Chief on January 31, 2011

Chief Jeri Williams comes to Oxnard with 22 years of experience in the City of Phoenix Police Department where, in her role as the Assistant Chief of the Southern Division, she was responsible for 1,000 sworn and civilian personnel and over half of the city's 500 plus square miles.

Chief Williams brings with her extensive community policing experience which will serve to complement and enhance our City's efforts in that area that go back nearly three decades.

"I am looking forward to the opportunity of serving the City of Oxnard," said Chief Williams. "The City's Mayor and Council, together with the City Manager and the men and women of the Police Department have welcomed me and shown great support as we continue making the City of Oxnard police department one of the best in the nation."

Contributing to Chief Williams’ strong leadership and organizational management style is a broad educational background. Williams holds a BS Degree from Arizona State University, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, where she has also completed her Comprehensive Examinations in pursuit of her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Chief Williams is well known as approachable, sincere, with a natural command presence upon which members of the community and department can rely to "get the job done" with integrity, hard work and dedication.

On a personal note, Chief Williams has been married to her husband, Judge Cody Williams (South Phoenix Justice of the Peace) for nearly 21 years and has two sons Alan (17) and Cody (16).

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