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Lieutenant Robbie Williams

Lieutenant Robbie Williams is a 23-year veteran with the Hawthorne Police Department and was the Community Affairs Unit Supervisor. He is currently assigned as a Patrol Watch Commander. After Captain Kauffman left HPD to become the Chief at the Redondo Beach Police Department in 2015, Lieutenant Williams has been the main National Instructor (with Sgt. Cognac) for the Coffee with a Cop training classes.

Currently, he leads efforts to bridge relations between the police and citizens, including initiatives like hosting Crime Prevention Workshops for business owners and community members.

Lieutenant Williams has taught Community Orientated Policing and Introduction to Criminal Justice at the community college level and is a recipient of the 2015 Homer L. Garrott Community Service Award. Lieutenant Williams is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute, and the California State University Los Angeles Edmund G. Brown Institute for Public Affairs “Problem Oriented Policing” program.


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