Hubert Williams will retire as president of the Washington, D.C.-based Police Foundation on June 30 after 27 years as president. The organization’s board retained the executive recruiting firm of Korn/Ferry to help find a successor. Board chairman Weldon Rougeau said the scope of Williams’ “experience and influence on police policy is considerable.” He said the foundation “has successfully assisted police departments seeking to increase community satisfaction with police service and implement community policing strategies.”
Williams was appointed foundation president in 1985, succeeding the late Patrick Murphy. Williams was police director in Newark from 1974 to 1985. The Newark Police Department was the laboratory for early Police Foundation studies key to the evolution of community policing—The Newark Foot Patrol Experiment and a federally-funded fear reduction experiment.