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Williams named new Waco ISD chief of police

Waco ISD to announce Williams as new chief of police

WACO, Texas – Waco ISD Superintendent Marcus Nelson will announce Lt. David Williams II as the new chief of police for the Waco ISD Police Department at the regular meeting of the board of trustees at 7 p.m. this evening.

“I’m honored and humbled by the opportunity to continue leading the men and women of this department. Their hard work, dedication and encouragement motivate me each and every day,” Williams stated. “For us, building rapport with the students of Waco ISD through daily, positive interactions is what it’s all about. It gives us the chance to reach the people we’re supposed to reach.”

Nelson said, “It’s important to me that Chief Williams already knows our schools, our staff, our campuses and our community. Over the past nine months, he has proven he’s up to the task before him, and this should be a seamless transition for the other officers in our police department and for our principals, teachers and students. Prior to and while serving as interim, he has been instrumental in building relationships across our district and within the department and has worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of our students and staff. I’m particularly proud that being a positive law enforcement role model for our kids is a priority for Chief Williams.”

Williams grew up in Central Texas and graduated from the police academy in 2003. He has 15 years of experience in law enforcement, including six years with the Lacy Lakeview Police Department and nearly nine years during two stints with the Waco ISD Police Department. Williams has been serving as the interim chief of police since February. He is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, Leadership Command College at Sam Houston State University.

The Waco ISD Police Department employs nearly 50 staff members, including police officers, peace officers, security guards, crosswalk guards and one K-9 officer.