Executive Board Member
Maritime Professional Responders and Officers Association
Brad Williams served 33 years as a state law enforcement officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. During his career, Capt. Williams saw duty as a patrol officer, field training officer, large offshore patrol boat master, field supervisor, and field office commander and was involved in all aspects marine law enforcement operations.
When he retired in 2012, he was the senior ranked captain in the state and was assigned as the agency’s Statewide Chief of Special Operations and Mutual Aid. His duties included the training and supervision of FWC's Special Operations Group. He also oversaw Disaster Response, Air Deployable Search and Rescue, Maritime Radiation Nuclear Detection, Tactical Aviation, and Florida’s Multi-Agency Waterborne Response Teams.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Marine Science, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of West Florida.
He is a certified lead instructor and the National Tactical Program Manager for the NASBLA Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) program. He is also a private consultant and trainer in police operations/administration, disaster response, physical and dignitary security operations, marine law enforcement, anti-terrorism, and law enforcement tactical operations. He has been a guest instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) in Glenco, Georgia, and Artesia, New Mexico, the Air Force Special Operations School located at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and at the FWC Academy in Quincy, Florida.
In 2005 he was named the Honorary Commander for the USAF 16th Special Operations Group at Hurlburt AFB. He has also served as a panelist at the National Security Forum through the United States Air War College at Maxwell AFB. In May of 2010 he was awarded the Florida Governor’s First Responder Award for his work to improve emergency disaster response capabilities in Florida and across the nation.
He has been a firefighter for 39 years and currently serves as deputy chief for the Florosa Fire Control District.