2023 SLIC Conference Spotlight: Alfonso Williams
Alfonzo Williams is the first African-American Sheriff of Burke County and first African American Police Chief of the City of Waynesboro Police Department.He has 32 years law enforcement experience; starting with the Augusta Police Department (APD) and Richmond County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO). Alfonso has worked for various other law enforcement agencies:
- Augusta Police Department (APD)
- Waynesboro Police Department
- Burke County Sheriff’s Office
- Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
- District Attorney’s Office
- Richmond County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO)
- Augusta Technical College Police Academy
- Richmond County Schools and the State of Georgia Police Academy
Over the course of his career, he has received six Police Officer of the Year awards from various civic organizations and law enforcement agencies.
On January 1, 2017, he was sworn in as Sheriff of Burke County to serve a four-year term after receiving 72% of the vote, and was re-elected sheriff in 2020. I have received six police officer of the year awards during my career and countless other recognitions for law enforcement service.
In addition to Alfonso’s career success, he also has a/an:
- Associate of Applied Technology Degree in Criminal Justice from Augusta Technical College (2001)
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Voorhees College (2005)
- Master of Education Degree (Instructional Technology) from American InterContinental University (2006)
- Master’s Degree (Master of Justice Administration) Faulkner University 2019)
We are thrilled to have Alfonso Williams as a speaker for this year’s SLIC Conference, and look forward to see you all Monday, March 13th where Alfonso will be speaking about Interacting with Law Enforcement.