Meet our staff.
|Administration is comprised of the Chief of
Police, the Deputy Chief of Police, the
Administrative Assistant/Records Supervisor/Evidence
Custodian and the Records Specialist/Crime Analyst.
These offices oversee daily administrative
operations and the departmental budget.
Some of the people in this unit code and store evidence send evidence to laboratories for analysis, order and maintain cars and vital supplies, fulfill records requests, down and store video camera evidence, ensure building maintenance, test and communicate with applicants, prepare and answer correspondence with vendors, and obtain repairs and maintenance to all building systems.
Management propagates and ensures compliance with orders, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and memorandum, effects discipline as needed, communicates with other department heads and the Mayor of Williston, answering inquires and complaints, arrange training and ensures continuing certification of all employees as required by law. Management also meets with outside agencies, maintain memoranda’s of understanding. Management stays abreast of local, state, and national events which affect the terms and conditions of our employment, responsibility, and legal authority. In addition the section applies for grant for equipment, materials, and training necessary to complete the department’s mission.
|(2022-Present) Mike Rolls|
|The Patrol Division of the Williston Police
Department is responsible for providing the citizens
of Williston with the highest level of professional
police service and protection. Captain Matthew
Fortney leads the Patrol Division, which stands on
the front-line of most police requests for service
and provides the majority of the public safety and
peacekeeping needs to the City of Williston.
The officers assigned to the Patrol Division are dedicated to working in partnership with the community in anticipating and preventing problems and to improving the quality of life for our City’s residents and visitors.
|Patrol Officers typically investigate the crimes
to which they respond. When a protracted
investigation is called for, our investigator PFC
David Johnson is assigned to follow through. Child
abuse, sex offenses, injury and death
investigations, forensic collection, surveillance,
crime prevention and court presentations are
included in Johnson’s list of responsibilities.
Johnson tracks crime trends, acts as our liaison
with other agencies, including the State Attorney,
and he shares criminal intelligence with other staff
Crime scene processing is performed either by Williston personnel, or with the assistance of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Experts from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are of assistance.
|The Communication Division is staffed with front
line Public Safety Telecommunicator’s. The Division
operates on a 24/7 basis. All are certified by the
State of Florida Department of Health and Florida
Department of Law Enforcement. Currently the
division has 4 full-time Communication officers and
3 part-time communication officers. They are
responsible for receiving and processing all calls
for assistance or information. They are also the
front desk receptionist and are the first contact
for all visitors or customers in the department.
Communication officers are call-takers first, answering and screening law, fire and other emergency calls for service, recording essential information into a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system. They are responsible for dispatching Police, Fire, Animal Control, and Public Works after hours. They then dispatch transmitting information via radio to Police and Fire. Deploying the appropriate units to calls, tracking their status, ensuring their safety, providing additional resources and support as needed for each situation.