251 South C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
Chief Jeri Williams
Interim Public Safety Chief
|Hours:||Monday to Friday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Chief Jeri Williams has been in command of the Oxnard Police Department since January 2011 and is the City’s first female Chief of Police. She has been in the law enforcement profession for more than 23 years (22 years in Arizona). In her role as Chief, she is responsible for roughly 400 sworn and civilian employees and an annual operating budget of more than $50 million.
Chief Williams believes in the Community Based Policing philosophy which pairs law enforcement and entities in the community as partners to identify challenges and work together to resolve those challenges. This philosophy has been on-going in the City of Oxnard over three decades. To this end, Chief Williams has created an environment where members of the Oxnard Police Department are encouraged to work with various ethnic, religious, business, neighborhood and socio-economic groups to develop service levels and service systems to best fit the needs of the myriad of communities served by the police department.
“The Oxnard Police Department is an agency I am most proud of. Each day, our employees provide the highest levels of customer service; one contact at a time, and our Mission Statement: ‘Protecting Our Community with Exceptional Service,’ is the model we use in this effort. We have been successful in lowering our crime rate this past year, while simultaneously moving to become more fiscally responsible by adjusting expenditures. The City of Oxnard, the men and women of the Oxnard Police Department, and the community partnerships formed this past year and those established many years prior, have created the environment that supports the Department being one of the best in the nation.”
Chief Williams is known for her approachable and sincere manner. She is possessed of a natural command presence, upon which members of the community and department can rely to “get the job done” with integrity, hard work and dedication.
On a personal note, Chief Williams has been married to Judge A. Cody Williams (Justice of the Peace) for over 20 years and has two college-aged sons, Alan and Cody.
The Oxnard Police Department is committed to providing quality service and fostering partnerships with all community members through ongoing daily, direct, and positive contacts. We are committed to being responsive to community needs, promoting mutual trust, and delivering a quality of service that meets or exceeds the standards and expectations of the people we serve.
Our objective is to improve the quality of life through a police-community partnership that promotes and sustains safe neighborhoods by addressing the underlying causes of crime and fear. Our mission embodies a community-based philosophy that empowers all employees and community members to share ownership, commitment, and accountability to solving problems and keeping the public safe and secure.
False Alarm Reduction Program
FINALLY! There is an alternative to paying a fine for a False Alarm in Oxnard, California.
The City of Oxnard has partnered with the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) to offer this informative and interactive online training for False Alarm Prevention. Those who receive a citation for a False Alarm can opt out of paying a fine by taking this online course. Simply take the course, pass the test, and print your certificate. Present your certificate stating that you have successfully taken the course and passed the test to the City of Oxnard and you will not be required to pay your fine.
If you have any questions, please contact Celia Besore at 703/242-4670, Ext. 16, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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