Chief Cynthia (Cindy) Williams graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol's 76th recruit class in August of 1986 and was stationed in Orlando, Florida - Troop D. She served on the Troop D's DUI Task Force from 1988-1993 and the Community Policing Unit from 1996-1998. In January of 2000, she was promoted to Traffic Homicide Sergeant, assigned to BrevardCounty, during her three year tenure she supervised over 225 Traffic Homicide Investigations. In June of 2003, she was promoted to Lieutenant in the Bureau of Investigations in Orlando where she worked criminal investigations and internal affairs cases for the Agency.
In 2006, Cindy was promoted to Captain in Troop C, Lakeland where she wasresponsible for Polk and Hillsborough Counties as the District Commander in Patrol Operations. In July of 2009, she was appointed to the Rank of Major and assumed the position of Troop Commander for Troop D. In 2010, Cindy and her command staff in Troop D attended the Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety Training and utilized the training to bring DDACTS to FHP Troop D. Cindy then convince FHP to pilot a project in her Troop with DDACTS and hired the first data analyst in the state as a pilot project. After 18 months it was so successful that the Agency hired analysts for all ten Patrol Operation Troops. In May of 2013, she was invited to Speak at the Governors Cabinet meeting in regards to a successful pilot project she started in Troop D to Investigate and apprehend hit and run violators in Central Florida.
In 2015, she was promoted to Chief of Patrol Operation for the Southern Region and is also the Acting Northing Region Chief. Her current duties and responsibilities include all ten Patrol Operations Troops within the state of Florida where she supervises Ten Troop Commanders and reports to the Lieutenant Colonel of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Cindy is currently the Drug Recognition coordinator for the Florida Highway Patrol. She also serves on the CentralFlorida Criminal Justice association, Regional Pill Mill Task Force, a Board member on the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations and is a member of the Domestic Security task force.