Major 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 to 1993 and the Community Policing Unit from 1996 to 1998. In January of 2000, she was promoted to Traffic Homicide Sergeant, assigned to Brevard County. 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 was responsible 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. Troop Di is the largest and busiest Troop in the State and encompasses six counties of Central Florida. Her current duties and responsibilities are Troop Operations where she oversees and commands 320 members which includes 227 sworn and 93 civilian members. She also oversees the Orlando Regional Communications center which dispatches for all state agencies in six counties.
In 2011, 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. Currently FHP – Troop D is the only Highway Patrol in the nation utilizing this approach to traffic crash reduction. 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. Cindy is currently the Drug Recognition coordinator for the Florida Highway Patrol. She also serves on the Central Florida 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. She is a graduate of the 224th Session of the FBI National Academy and graduated from the Leadership in Police Organizations class held by the IACP in 2010. She attended the University of Central Florida and holds an AA degree from Valencia College.