By Jackie Miles
Lieutenant Victor Dwayne Williams had decided to hang up his badge and become one of Pensacola’s citizens enjoying the ‘leisure’ side of life.
Moving from Boston, Massachusetts after being a firefighter for twelve years, Williams moved to Pensacola in 1986 and applied for a job with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department. “Moving from Boston was a big change,” he said. “ But I fell in love with Pensacola and decided that was where I wanted to be.”
Lt. Williams began with the County Road Camp and was later transferred to the Sherriff’s Department. “We need more representation in the field of Law Enforcement. We don’t have enough African Americans.” He stated. “It’s a good career. A person that gets involved, male or female will enjoy it. Once you get in, you should work at getting promoted. Whether it’s taking classes, getting more experience in the field, you should strive for higher positions,” he said.
When asked how he was going to spend his time he replied “We have eight grand kids all over the country and I plan to visit all of them. And now that I will have more time I plan to get involved in the community.”
Congratulations Lt Williams for a job well done.