The leadership of Rocky Mount, North Carolina’s Interim Police Chief Willie Williams will be celebrated during a reception on Friday, December 21, 2018, at 2pm, on the third floor of City Hall. Williams will step down from his interim post on December 31, having held the position for a year.
During Williams’ time in office, the city of Rocky Mount experienced an 18 percent reduction in crime from November 2017 to November 2018.
Williams also launched the Homicide Unit and Cold Case Unit. The Homicide Unit cleared eight of 11 cases in the past year, putting Rocky Mount (73 percent) — 12 points above the national average.
The Rocky Mount Police Department maintained a community approach during Williams’ tenure with its “Chat with the Chief” meetings, as well as “Coffee with A Cop” events, and the inaugural Clergy Police Academy.
Williams served on the Rocky Mount police force for 25 years. He also has experience as a police chief in Petersburg, Virginia; Wilson NC, and at North Carolina Central University.
The search for the next police chief is ongoing. Captain George Robinson will assume the role of interim police chief beginning January 2, 2019.
City Hall is located at 331 S Franklin Street, Rocky Mount NC.
Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman and Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount