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Keith Williams

Adjunct Instructor Department of Justice, Law and Society

Keith L. Williams has over 20 years of experience in private security and municipal law enforcement. His policing career has included stints in patrol operations, recruiting, homicide investigations, and at the executive level focusing on risk management, internal auditing, strategic planning and project management. He is currently seeking a Ph.D. in Justice, Law and Criminology at AU. His topics of study center on the rhetoric of police agencies in strategic change as well as police discretion and decision making.

He has been a regular guest lecturer and speaker for the AU leadership program, Justice Law & Society courses and Washington College of Law. Keith owns a consulting practice specializing in evidence storage and strategic planning in the criminal justice setting. He is a member of the Institute Of Internal Auditors. Keith is also an adjunct professor for Institute of Police Science and Public Safety and Security Leadership programs at the George Washington University. His classes have included Leadership, Values, and Ethics, Program Performance Measures and Strategic Planning.


M.S. in Management, Johns Hopkins University
B.A. in Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

  • Stifling Creativity: How the Historical, Paramilitary Structure of Police Organizations Harms Leadership Potential, Mid-Atlantic Regional Police Consortiums Web Site, 1998.
  • Providing Customer Service While in a Support Role, “The Evidence Log”, Vol. 2, #2, June 2002.
  • Peel’s Principles and Their Acceptance by American Police: Ending 175 Years of Reinvention, “The Police Journal” (Britain), Vol. 76, No. 2, 2003 [Translated to Chinese for dissertation studies].