Williams to serve as Interim Police Chief

Williams to serve as Interim Police Chief
Posted on 11/05/2020
Charles Williams

City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney has appointed Captain Charles Williams to fill the role of Interim Police Chief. George Robinson is retiring as Police Chief effective Dec. 1 after serving in the role since March 2019.

Williams, a Rocky Mount native, has spent his entire professional career with the Rocky Mount Police Department. He was sworn in as an officer in 1995, working in Patrol Services for five years. Williams was promoted to Corporal before serving as a Sergeant for 12 years in Patrol Services and Criminal Investigations. His five years spent as a Lieutenant included District Command for Patrol Services as well as Professional Standards. Williams’ most recent duties have included serving as Patrol Services Captain.

Williams is a 2006 graduate of N.C. Wesleyan College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies. In addition, Williams holds a certificate in training from N.C. State University’s Administrative Officers Management Program as well as certifications from the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and the N.C. Justice Academy.

“I’d like to thank our City Manager for her confidence in my abilities to serve as Interim Police Chief,” Williams said. “I have enjoyed engaging with the community throughout my career and establishing relationships with the men and women of the Rocky Mount Police Department. My goal is continue providing the highest level of services to our community while adhering to our core values.”

Small-Toney is currently leading a national search for the city’s next police chief.

“Captain Williams has become one of the more respected members and leaders of the Rocky Mount Police Department the past 25 years,” Small-Toney said. “I’m confident in his abilities to lead the department during this time of transition.”