Emmett Williams
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Elegant Resume


EMmett f. Williams





     Richmond Police Department





2016 - Present, Richmond Police Department                               Richmond, VA

Commander, Special Investigations Division

     Commander of 54 Detectives that are responsible for the investigation of Narcotics, Gangs, Internet Crimes Against Children, and the Computer/Cellphone Forensic Examiners.


2015 - 2016, Richmond Police Department                                     Richmond, VA

Watch Commander

     Supervised the department’s overnight operations to ensure proper coverage, response, and managed critical incidents.


2013 - 2015, Richmond Police Department                                     Richmond, VA

Commander, 3rd Precinct

     Commanded 98 Officers, 5 Lieutenants, 14 Sergeants, and 3 Civilians.

     Responsible for 3 sectors, an investigations unit, and the Focus Mission Team.


2011 - 2013,  Richmond Police Department                                   Richmond, VA

Commander, Major Crime Division

     Commanded 52 Detectives, 3 Lieutenants, 11 Detective Sergeants, and 7 Civilians.

     Responsible for 4 investigative units: Homicide, Aggravated Assault/Sex Crimes, Youth and Family Services, and Forensics.

     During 2011, 2012, and 2013, the division maintained an above National Average clearance rate across the board. With a 78% clearance rate for Homicides in 2011.





Education and Police Training



1979-1981, John Tyler Community College              Richmond, VA

  • Two years Liberal Arts program


2001-2005, Kaplan College                                                           Boca Raton, FL

  • BA  in Criminal Justice



  • Emergency Management Institute, ICS for Single resources and initial action incidents , IS-00200
  • Emergency Management Institute, ICS for Introduction to the critical Incident Command System, IS-00100
  • Virginia Community Policing Institute, Management Issues in Community Policing
  • Virginia Community Policing Institute, Leading Organization Change
  • Department of Criminal Justice Services, General Instructor Certification
  • John E. Reid and Associates, Interviewing and Interrogation
  • Richmond Police Department, Sergeants Basic Supervisory School 40 hours
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration, Asset Forfeiture Financial Investigation Seminar
  • Richmond Police Department, Homicide Investigators School
  • Richmond Police Department, Incident Based Reporting Instructors School
  • Multijurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training, Florida National Guard, Domestic Drug Interdiction
  • Multijurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training, Florida National Guard, Criminal Patrol Interdiction Tactics
  • Northwestern University Traffic Institute, Drug Asset Seizure & Forfeiture Management
  • Multijurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training, Florida National Guard, Interview and Interrogation
  • Richmond Police Department, Domestic Violence Intervention
  • Murder One Program faculty instructor, William and Mary Law School 2008
  • Transformational Leadership, Richmond Police Academy September 2010
  • New York State Police Homicide Seminar 2003








Reading American, and European history. Hobbies include golf and swimming.



1981-1986, United States Navy

Operations Specialist, Anti-Submarine Air-Traffic Controller.

  • Served overseas in Yokosuka, Japan onboard the USS Kirk FF-1087, a forward deployed Anti-Submarine fast attack frigate.
  • Served in Long Beach, California onboard the USS New Jersey BB-62, a battleship retrofitted with land attack cruise missiles.
  • Honorable discharge in 1986.