Community Relations

The Williston Police Department was created by and is funded to serve the citizens of Williston and the thousands of people who drive thru the city each day. While the City itself has 2,732 residents (as of 2013), there are more than 12,000 people in the 32696 zip code.

The Chief and members of the Police Department realize to be successful in their mission; they must engage the members of the community in everyday and strategic problem solving. The Police Department itself annually participates in and/or helps organize the Child Safety Day, Child Fingerprinting and Identification, the Levy County Fair (which is held in Williston) the Levy/Gilchrist County Traffic Safety Team, Click It or Ticket Educational and Enforcement Programs, DUI educational and enforcement programs, the Peanut Festival, July 3 Celebration, Martin Luther King Parade, the Arts Festival, The Williston High School Homecoming Parade, Jail or Bail fundraiser for the community, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, The annual Williston on Wheels Car Show, and the December Festival of Lights.

The Department also provides speakers who address a wide array of crime prevention topics for community groups such as the Rotary, The Woman’s Club, the Williston Crossing’s RV Resort and Drummond Community and Capital City Banks.

The Department also has an outreach program with the ministerial alliance. Its Code Enforcement Officer provides a valuable contribution by maintaining the integrity of the Community.