James Williams

Sergeant James Williams is currently a supervisor in the Traffic Section for the Metro Nashville Police Department. During his time with the department, he has served as an officer in patrol, as a Crash Investigator and Reconstructionist within the Traffic Section of the Special Operations Division, and as a patrol supervisor. In his current position, Sergeant Williams is responsible for analyzing crash and arrest data pertaining to driver impairment and develops intervention strategies. He also supervises the investigation of crashes involving life-threatening injuries and fatalities. Sergeant Williams has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. For his master’s thesis, Sergeant Williams researched the use and effectiveness of predictive analytics to inform enforcement strategies aimed at reducing traffic-related deaths and offenses. Sergeant Williams was selected as National Institute of Justice Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholar in 2016.

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