Phoenix Police Chief Discusses Her Career, Honors Officers During National Police Week

Monday morning on FOX and Friends, Ainsley Earhardt interviewed Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams to discuss her career in law enforcement as the country honors police officers during National Police Week. 

Williams, who is retiring this summer, served in the police department for 33 years and 6 years as the first female police chief for Phoenix. She was also the first woman ever elected as the president of the major city’s chief association. Williams “made it her mission to stand up for her officers as anti-police rhetoric soared through her tenure as chief.” Williams shared that though there is never a right time, she decided to retire after achieving what she wanted to in her police department which was making sure officers had body cameras, reforming the police department, and enhancing communication and the connection with community members. 


Williams shared that to her, National Police Week means “honoring those who gave all,” adding that it is a blessing to be able to honor and remember the individuals who have sacrificed it all to serve their communities. 


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