Topic: Administrative

February 10, 2015

Allen G. Williams, a longtime Muncie police officer, has been named the new associate director of public safety and assistant chief of police for Ball State University Police Department, effective March 2.

“We are very pleased that an officer with deep ties to Muncie and Ball State will be joining our police department,” said Kay Bales, vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students. “Allan has a great deal of experience in many facets of police work that will be a great asset to our department."

Williams brings more than 26 years of police experience to campus, most recently as a captain in the Muncie Police Department leading 70 sergeants and patrol officers. Previously, he was an MPD lieutenant, serving in various capacities, including uniform patrol shift supervisor, drug unit commander and criminal investigations. He also has served as a crisis/hostage team commander and investigator, a sergeant in the uniform division and an investigator on the Muncie/Delaware County Drug Task Force and the violent crimes unit. He also served in the Madison County Sheriff’s Department as a civilian jail officer while he was pursing his degree.

He is a Ball State graduate with a bachelor of science in criminal justice and criminology, and is an honors graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He has won numerous awards for his exemplary law enforcement accomplishments and has been involved with several police/parent/student initiatives at Ball State over the years.

Williams replaces James Duckham, who was promoted to UPD chief in January.