E.D. Williams, Chief of Police
Chief Williams is 72 years old and married to Barbara. They celebrated their 51st anniversary in September 2012. They have two children and four grandchildren. He is a sixth generation Florida native and a descendant of a Pioneer Florida family. A former Sergeant, United States Army with Foreign Service in Korea, he earned his BA Degree from USF in 1975, plus Graduate Studies.
He retired from the City of Tampa Police Department in 1987 with 25 years of service as Deputy Chief - Colonel of Operations.
Chief Williams is the seventh and longest-serving Police Chief of the Indian Shores Police Department, completing twenty-three years in December 2012. The Chief is an active member of the National Police Chief's Association and a life member of the Florida Police Chief's Association. He has also served 25 years on the Board of Directors for DUI Counterattack Hillsborough, Inc. and is its current and longest serving President.
Chief Williams is a resident of Redington Shores and Riverview. His hobbies are fishing and hunting.