Lieutenant Colonel Joe Williams

LTC Williams currently serves as Deputy Chief of Operations, encompassing the field and Turnpike Troops.

Williams began his career with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol on January 30, 1995, as a member of the “OHP” 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 Lieutenant and assigned to Troop G. On October 15, 2015, Williams transferred to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, serving as the Statewide Impaired Driving Liaison and the Statewide Occupant Protection Liaison. On September 1, 2018, Williams was promoted to 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, 2021, where he served as the Troop Commander until being promoted to Major on November 1, 2021. Major Williams has one son, CJ Williams, who also serves as a State Trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and is assigned to Troop-W, Lake Patrol.