Officer recognized after training program

The Jefferson City Police Department on Thursday recognized Lt. David Williams after his recent completion of the ATF Police Executive Fellowship Program (PEFP).

PEFP is a six-month program in Washington, D.C., designed to provide a professional opportunity for state and local law enforcement officials to serve on rotational assignments at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

Williams was the only law enforcement officer in the United States accepted to this prestigious position in 2012.

While in Washington, D.C., Williams participated in a variety of programs that can be used in Mid-Missouri applications including the National Integrated Ballistics Intelligence Network (NIBIN), the firearms tracing program (eTrace) and other current procedures used to identify the illegal use and trafficking of firearms. Although the Jefferson City community has federal agencies within, this partnership allows for a more fluid connection should a need arise.

During his assignment at the Bureau of Justice, Williams participated in developing training for law enforcement officers and creating innovative ways to protect officers in day to day policing activities.

Funding for this opportunity was provided by the BJA and the ATF.

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