The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will miss Assistant Sheriff Dave Williams, an over 32-year veteran when he retires on January 6th. Assistant Sheriff Williams rise to roles of leadership came with commitment, time, and hard work.
In 1984 Assistant Sergeant Williams began his career as a Motor Pool Service Assistant. From there, he was hired as a deputy trainee in 1986 and in 1987 he graduated from the 86th Academy. After graduation, Assistant Sheriff Williams had a variety of positions including being part of the Narcotics/SWAT Division and promoting into a Detective and returning to the Division as a Sergeant.
A true leader, Assistant Sheriff Williams served as a Commander of both Valley and Desert Control Centers. He also served as the Commander of the Internal Affairs Division and the Captain/Chief of Police for Highland and Loma Linda. In 2013 Assistant Sheriff Williams was promoted to Deputy Chief for the Desert Patrol Bureau, overseeing seven large patrol stations.
The culmination of his career came in January 2014, when he was promoted to Assistant Sheriff where he was responsible for overseeing Operations. He remained in this position and will be retiring from the position on Friday.
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