The Richmond Police Department has announced that Senior Sgt. Dewayne Williams will retire after more than three decades of service to the city.
During his time with the force, Williams served in a number of roles and made his impact felt in a variety of ways.
In a Facebook statement, department officers wished Williams well. “Congratulations and thank you for your 32 years of dedicated service to the City of Richmond. Enjoy your retirement, we are going to miss hearing you talk and seeing your smile in the department.”
“D-Dub” began his career with the RPD in 1984 and worked as a patrolman for three years before being chosen as a detective in the Narcotics Unit. In 1991, Williams was selected to be an investigator in the Intelligence Major Offender Unit and moved to Homicide in a year later.
After being elevated to the rank of sergeant in 1996, Williams supervised patrol officers for three years before being becoming a Station Supervisor. He supervised the department’s Community Problem Oriented Policing team (CPOP) in 2000 and its Neighborhood Services Team (NST) in 2001. After leading a team of School Resource Officers for a period he was transferred to the Vice and Narcotics Unit. In 2006, he was appointed to Senior Sergeant based on his length of service and law enforcement experience.
Williams later supervised the department’s Property Crimes Unit before transferring back to the SRO Unit to finish out his lengthy career.