Published on: Friday, November 2, 2018 Uncategorized

New Deputy Police Chief Selected

Police Chief Antonio B. DeVaul is pleased to announce that Antonio Williams has accepted an offer to serve as the Deputy Police Chief of the City of Takoma Park. Mr. Williams is a 31-year veteran of law enforcement. He spent 20-years with the Baltimore City Police Department, where he retired as the Chief of the Detective Division. Mr. Williams also served as the Chief of Police for three law enforcement agencies; the Baltimore City School Police (2005-2007), the University of Baltimore, Baltimore County (2007-2009), and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (2010-2017). He holds an Associate’s degree in Law Enforcement from the Community College of Baltimore, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore, a Master of Science degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University, and is currently a candidate for a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College, and a Master of Divinity from the Capital Seminary and Graduate School. He is also a 2005 graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Mr. Williams stood out among an excellent field of candidates for the Takoma Park Police Deputy Chief position, performing very well in each step of the rigorous selection process. Mr. Williams is an experienced, community-oriented executive with a proven track record of strategic crime reduction and civic engagement in law enforcement.

“I am honored to be selected as the Deputy Chief of Police of the Takoma Park Police Department,” said Mr. Williams when asked for comment. “This is a dream come true. I am excited and looking forward to working with the City of Takoma Park to improve the quality of life in the community.”

Mr. Williams will report for duty on November 13, 2018.


Catherine Plevy
Public Information Officer
Takoma Park Police Department

Phone: 301-891-7142
Cell: 240-338-2901