Tyrone Williams, Jr.
Trustee, Lieutenant, Montclair Police Department
Lieutenant Tyrone Williams, Jr. has served with the Montclair Police Department since July 1999. While assigned to the Patrol Division he worked as a Patrolman, School Resource Officer, and Community Police Officer. He was assigned to the Investigative Division for the majority of his career and has worked as a Juvenile Detective, Narcotics Detective, Detective (Adult Bureau), Supervisor in the Juvenile Aid Bureau, and is currently assigned as the Commander of the Community Service Unit. Additionally, Lieutenant Williams is the department’s Recruiter, Gang Intelligence Officer, and the Civil Rights Commission Liaison. He is also quite busy outside of the department where he serves as a leader/member of several community and fraternal organizations. He is currently a member of the following organizations; Sentinels Sixteen-87 “Montclair’s Minority Officer Association” (President), Montclair Police Athletic League (Director), National Association of Black Law-Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Northern New Jersey Chapter (Trustee), Basketball Coach Montclair PAL, Acacia Lodge #23 F&AM (PHA) (member), Montclair Chapter NAACP (Silver Life Member), Superior Officers Association Local #53 (member), Fraternal Order Police Lodge #126 (State Delegate), Montclair Grass Roots (Board Member), Montclair YMCA (Board of Directors), Montclair Citadel, Salvation Army (Advisory Board), and last but certainly not least he is a proud member of the Union Baptist Church of Montclair where he serves as a Deacon.
Lieutenant Williams was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Los Angeles Public Schools, and Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ (BA Criminal Justice), Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ (MA Human Resources Administration). He proudly served his country in the US Army. He served for approximately eight years before being Honorably Discharged. Lieutenant Williams is a combat veteran, serving in the first Gulf War, Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Once he and his wife exited the military, they moved to Montclair. Lieutenant Williams is the proud father of two sons and one daughter, his wife of thirty years is Lynne L. Gayle-Williams. He truly adores his one and only granddaughter, Angela‘Marie.
Lieutenant Williams works selflessly to assist those that are in need. He loves his job and does whatever he can to bridge the gap between the community and police. One of his favorite quotes is “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life (Confucius).” He is a strong advocate for the youth, and the community as a whole. He truly embraces his calling to be a “Servant” to his fellow man, but most importantly to his God.