Chief Debra Williams
Clark Atlanta University Police Department
Chief Debra A. Williams has more than 34 years of law enforcement experience. She began her career with the city of Atlanta Police Department in 1983 until retiring in 2011 as a Major in rank. She started her tenure as a patrol officer and worked as a plain-clothes officer in Zone 3 and Narcotics until being selected to serve as one of the first female officers in the REDDOG Unit. In 2014, she joined the Clayton County Public Schools Police Department as a major. Prior to joining Clayton County Public Schools Police Department, she served as a Senior Police Advisor, and Deputy Team Leader responsible for providing law enforcement instruction, mentoring, and delivery of training programs. She is a graduate of Georgia Association Chief of Police Executive Training and Police Executive Research Forum’s (PERF) Senior Management Institute of Policing (SMIP) in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).