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Timothy A. Williams
Timothy A. Williams commenced his appointment in October 2009 as the Director of INTERPOL Washington (U.S. National Central Bureau), a subcomponent of the U.S. Department of Justice. As the Director of INTERPOL Washington, Mr. Williams acts on behalf of the Attorney General as the official representative to the International Criminal Police Organization located in Lyon, France. He also directs all operations, policies and procedures related to INTERPOL Washington. Mr. Williams began his assignment at INTERPOL Washington in October 2006 as the Deputy Director, where he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and administration, including managing law-enforcement agents, analysts, and various specialists who operate in divisions dedicated to specific investigative areas: alien/fugitive, economic crimes, drugs, terrorism, violent crimes, including the state and local liaison division. These divisions maintain direct contact with counterparts in 187 other member countries and with over 18,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies across the country, in order to facilitate police-to-police communications and provide assistance with criminal investigations.
Prior to joining INTERPOL Washington, he served as the Chief of Technical Operations Group (TOG) with the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), where he oversaw the nationwide air surveillance operations, the electronic surveillance unit, the tactical support operations and the intelligence and analysis directorate within the Investigative Services Division. Before serving at the TOG, he served as the Commander of the largest fugitive task force in the U.S., which is located in the New York/New Jersey region. The NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force-made up of more than 150 individuals from over 90 police agencies in the region-was responsible for arresting thousands of the most violent offenders in the nation.Mr. Williams began his career with the USMS in 1986. During his career, he served in various non-supervisory and supervisory assignments such as Deputy Marshal; Supervisor of Fugitive Operations for the District of New Jersey; Inspector/Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; Inspector with the Special Operations Group; and was selected to establish a new overseas field office for the USMS in Jamaica (January, 2000). Additionally, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Mr. Williams was selected to supervise an FBI Interagency Task Force charged with analyzing communications, records, and locations of the terrorist networks responsible for the attacks.
In 1985, Mr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Moravian College, Pa. He is also a graduate from the Police Executive Research Forum and the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. He is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations, including three Director’s Awards for Excellence in Service, the highest award given in the USMS.
He is an active member of the International Chiefs of Police as a member of the International Organized Crime Committee and International Police Steering Committee, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Law Enforcement Committee, and serves on various technical advisory groups inclusive of the Law Enforcement/Private Industry Information Technology Working Group (ITSG) and the Interagency Council for Applied Homeland Security Technology (ICAHST). Mr. Williams also serves on the INTERPOL Financial Advisory Group in Lyon, France.