Captain Andra Williams was appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department on July 8, 1991 and commands the Fourth District. He was promoted to Captain of Police in May, 2002 at 33 years of age; Williams was the youngest person in the history of the Department to hold the rank of Captain. Captain Williams credits this achievement to focused determination and working hard in his service to the Department and the community. Captain Williams has served at Districts Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Internal Affairs Division Communications, the Criminal Investigation Bureau and commanded the Technical Communications Division. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Administrative Justice, is a FBI National Academy graduate, and has attended the Senior Management Institute for Police course in Boston. Technically inclined, Captain Williams played an instrumental role in deploying several major projects for the Milwaukee Police Department. Some of the most notable are: Shotspotter, the Differential Police Response program, the 911-phone system upgrade, and the Opensky digital radio system conversation. Not only does he strive to be a positive influence within the department, he strives to be a positive influence in the community. As a member of the League of Martin; an organization that is committed to empowering African American officers through training and education and to being honest and value-guided when interacting with our community, he has worked with various community leaders and organizers to provide training, scholarship and other educational opportunities to the community.He strongly believes building strong relationships within the community is crucial to reducing crime fear and disorder and strengthening neighborhoods. He understands the fact that the police cannot do it alone.