TCC Police Chief to Receive National Policing Briefing

Chief Williams w flag backdropFORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 27, 2016) Tarrant County College Police Chief Shaun Williams is in Washington, D.C., this week participating in a law enforcement executives briefing by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing at the White House.
The 11-member Task Force was established by President Barak Obama in an Executive Order on Dec. 18, 2014, to identify “best practices and offering recommendations on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust.” Co-chairs were Charles Ramsey, commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department, and Laurie Robinson, professor at George Mason University.
Recommendations, released in a final report May 18, 2015, are organized around six main topic areas, called pillars, and include action items. Pillars are Building Trust and Legitimacy, Policy and Oversight, Technology and Social Media, Community Policing and Crime Reduction, Officer Training and Education and Officer Safety and Wellness.
Since his primary focus for the TCC police department has been on Pillar Five: Training and Education, Williams said he will take advantage of sessions providing more insight in that area.
Recommendations for Pillar Five include support from the federal government for “development of partnerships with training facilities across the country to promote consistent standards for high quality training and establish training innovation hubs involving universities and police academies.”
Williams was named TCC’s Chief of Police in 2011. A retired Arlington police officer and former operations lieutenant at Cedar Valley College, he has served in numerous policing roles including patrol officer, narcotics/organized crime detective, school resource officer and internal affairs division sergeant.
He is a graduate of Texas Christian University, where he received a Master of Liberal Arts in 2000, and of Dallas Baptist University, where he received a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in 1997. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and was named the 2012 Outstanding Administrator by the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Media interested in interviewing Chief Williams about his task force briefing may contact 817-515-1542 to schedule an interview.