Lieutenant Gregory M. Williams, New Jersey State Police
NJASRO Executive Board/Past President Gregory Williams has served 31 years as a member of the New Jersey State Police. He is a former School Resource Officer Instructor with the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), and was recently acknowledged and recognized as a Practitioner at their National Conference. Lieutenant Williams has been a New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers Executive Board member for the past 14 years; he held the position of President for the term 2015-2016, and is currently serving as Past President.
Prior to becoming the first New Jersey State Trooper to instruct a School Resource Officer Course, Lt. Williams served as a School Resource Officer and DARE Officer, along with many other law enforcement school safety duties such as, the Program Coordinator for the New Jersey State Police’s former “Youth Leadership Safety Program.”
Lt. Williams was a founding member of the New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers’ training team. He is also a New Jersey Certified Police Training Commission Instructor. He has had a diverse career serving the New Jersey State Police and has held varying positions such as a NJSP Academy Staff Instructor, NJSP Recruiter, Community Policing Officer, and Detective Sergeant First Class, Assistant Unit Head conducting Staff Inspections. He currently serves in the Office of the Superintendent for the New Jersey State Police.
During his time as an Executive Board Member for NJASRO, he’s lead collaborative efforts in presenting valuable educational programs throughout the State. The programs presented have included, Sexual Predator Awareness Training with the NJ State Parole Board; School Security Training, with the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness; and School Security Drill Training with the NJ Department of Education’s School Security Unit.
Lt. Williams proudly served in the United States Navy prior to becoming a New Jersey State Trooper. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA, in individualized studies. He is the Law Enforcement Liaison for the National Stop the Violence Alliance Inc., and he continues to serve as a member of the International Bullying Prevention Association. Lt. Williams embodies the collaborative attitude of partnering with other agencies to share valuable school safety information, in his endeavors to “keep our children safe.”