(Cleveland) – On Oct. 31, 2018, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin D. Williams retired from the City of Cleveland, Division of Police after 32 years of service. Today, Nov. 2, 2018, Mayor Frank Jackson issued the oath of office to Williams, who will continue to serve as Chief of Police.
Calvin D. Williams is the City of Cleveland’s 40th Chief of Police. Chief Williams began his career with the Division of Police on Feb. 24, 1986. In 1989, he was assigned to the SWAT Unit where he served for nine years.
Williams was promoted to Sergeant in July 1997 and became the SWAT Unit Supervisor, a position he held for two years. Chief Williams has also served as the supervisor of both the Vice Unit in the Fourth District and the Fugitive Unit.
In 2005, Chief Williams became the Cleveland Police Liaison to the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and was promoted to Commander of the Third District in March 2006.
In September 2011, he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Field Operations where he was responsible for the oversight, management and efficiency of the five Neighborhood Police Districts, the Bureau of Community Policing, the Bureau of Traffic and the Office of Special Events for the Division.
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