Special Agent in Charge (SAC) - Anthony D. Williams
Associate Special Agent in Charge (A/SAC) - Stephen Azzam
Special Agent in Charge
Anthony D. Williams
Mr. Williams began his career with DEA in 1988 at the Philadelphia Field Division. Upon graduating from the DEA Training Academy, he was assigned to the New Orleans Field Division, where he participated in several high profile investigations involving violent drug trafficking organizations. In December 1993, he was transferred to the Bombay, India Resident Office where he served as the Resident Agent in Charge. During this time, he was responsible for supervising several international illicit drug trafficking investigations involving Asian and African organizations. In December 1995, he was transferred to the Norfolk, Virginia Resident Office, where he served as a senior agent in joint task force targeting violent cocaine and heroin trafficking organizations. In March 1998, he was transferred to Kingston, Jamaica as the Assistant Country Attaché, where he served as liaison to the Jamaica Constabulary Force providing expertise and assistance concerning narcotics and dangerous drug enforcement and control programs. During this time, he also participated in several international investigations, developing and reporting on tactical, as well as strategic intelligence related to investigations with a direct nexus to the United States, which lead to the dismantling and prosecution of Jamaica based narcotics trafficking organizations.
In April 2000, Mr. Williams was promoted and transferred to the Houston Field Division where he served as Group Supervisor for a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, as well as a DEA Enforcement Group targeting MDMA traffickers. In April 2003, Mr. Williams was transferred to DEA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. During his tenure, Mr. Williams served as Unit Chief of the Special Agent Assignments Unit.
In March 2005, Mr. Williams was assigned as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Honolulu District Office, Los Angeles Field Division for the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Mr. Williams was responsible for DEA operations in the Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI), the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Belau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
In March 2009, Mr. Williams was appointed Special Agent in Charge for the San Francisco Field Division where he served until his appointment in November 2012 as the Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Los Angeles Field Division. As SAC of the Los Angeles Field Division, Mr. Williams manages DEA Operations in the seven California counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and San Bernardino, the States of Nevada and Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI), the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Belau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
In May 1985, while serving in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Williams received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Delaware.