ProfileLieutenant Colonel Steven A. Williams, Sr. (Ret.) has been the Director for the Harris-owned and operated Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) in Florida since 2015. A 33-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol and the agency’s Chief Technology Officer from 2001 to 2014, Williams led preparation and response operations for SLERS through 7 tropical storms and 4 major hurricanes, including Hurricane Michael, a powerful Category 4 storm through which SLERS remained operational. Williams is a software engineer with a background in RF Communications (LMR, Land Mobile Radio), both with Motorola and Harris Corporation systems, networking, computer hardware and application development. He also used to manage seven Regional Dispatch Centers in Florida and was also responsible for managing the statewide communications plan for disaster response. Williams managed the procurement of the Patrol’s communications and technology systems. He is a Medal of Valor recipient and formerly served on the Criminal Justice Information Sharing Committee and was Chair of the Law Enforcement Information Management Section with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Chairman of the Technical Committee for the Southeast LInX Data sharing project in Northeast Florida, which is sponsored by Naval Criminal Investigative Service.