Board of Directors

Chief Jeri Williams


A 33 year law enforcement veteran, Chief Williams served as Chief of Police for Phoenix Police Department from 2016 to 2022. She was the first female hold the position. During her tenure, Williams advanced a number of progressive strategies within the department to benefit community engagement and professional standards. Previously, Williams served nearly six years as Chief of Police in the City of Oxnard, Calif. Chief Williams has received extensive accolades for her dedication to law enforcement, including being named one of Arizona’s Most Intriguing Women by the Arizona Centennial Legacy Project and recognized as California’s Assembly District 44 Woman of the Year for her leadership and outstanding accomplishments. In 2016, President Obama appointed Chief Williams to a membership position on the Medal of Valor Review Board. She has also served as the first female President of the Major Cities Chief’s Association (MCCA). Chief Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University.

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