Officer First Class Herb Williams is a certified Crime Prevention Specialist who was appointed as the Community Engagement/Crime Prevention Officer for the Williamsburg Police Department in July 2022. He is a U.S. Army veteran, holds an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, and is a graduate of the 16th Leadership Institute at the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy.
In September 2021, Officer Williams was assigned to the Community Engagement Unit where he served as a School Resource Officer for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools. During this assignment, he built and maintained a rapport with middle school students, parents, and staff while educating interested groups on crime prevention and other police-related subjects.
Officer Williams began his law enforcement career with the Kingsmill Police Department but transitioned to the Williamsburg Police Department in July 2019. During his first assignment as a patrol officer, he attained a General Instructor and Field Training Officer certification to better assist in fostering community partnerships and shaping the department’s strategic vision through the development of fellow officers.
“To work in partnership with citizens, providing a safe and secure environment consistent with community values, with emphasis on responsive community based policing, integrity, fairness and professionalism through fair and professional police services.”