Major Joe Williams serves as Zone 3 Commander, which encompasses Troop-A, Oklahoma City, Troop F, Ardmore, and Troop D, McAlester.
Williams began his career with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol on January 30, 1995, as a member of the 48th Academy. After graduating from the Academy, he was assigned to Troop H, Rogers Mills County. Williams spent six years in Troop H before transferring to Troop G, Comanche County. On February 1, 2008, Williams was assigned to Executive Security. On June 15, 2012, Williams was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and assigned to Troop G. On October 15, 2015, Williams transferred to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office where he served as the Statewide Impaired Driving Liaison, and the Statewide Occupant Protection Liaison. On September 1, 2018, Williams was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to Troop A, Oklahoma, Canadian, Logan, Lincoln, Pottawatomie, Cleveland, and McClain Counties. Williams transferred to Troop G, Comanche, Cotton, Jefferson, Stephens, Caddo, and Grady Counties on May 1, 2022, where he served as the Troop Commander until being promoted to the rank of Major on November 1, 2022. Major Williams has one son, CJ Williams who also serves as a State Trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, assigned to Troop M, Tillman County.