Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams to leave for Phoenix?

By George Miller

Chief Jeri Williams

Chief Jeri Williams

Reliable sources told Councilman Bert Perello that police sources in Phoenix revealed that Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams is a finalist for a position there. What we were told was: “Jeri Williams was notified today that she is one of 10 finalists for the chief’s job in Phoenix. The position will be filled in Sept/Oct. An internal email was sent out to all employees at Phoenix PD, so word will start to spread.”

Emails to Chief Williams receive the following automated response:

“I will be out o the office from March 29 through april 18 and will have very limited access to my email. 

In my absence Assistant Chief Jason Benites or Assistant Chief Eric Sonstegard will act on my behalf. Please see their contact information below ….”


Williams was recently honored as CA Assembly District Woman of the year at a Heritage Square reception. She has headed the department for five years.


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Phoenix police chief search narrows to 10 candidates, 5 from Arizona

Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams honored as Woman of the Year

Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams honored as Woman of the Year

By George Miller- Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams was honored as CA Assembly District 44’s Woman of the Year. The district spans most of Ventura County and includes about 600,000 people. The invitation-only reception and ceremony took place Friday evening at at the open air lawn and patio area in beautiful Heritage Square, in Oxnard.   Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin’s […]

Oxnard hires its first female chief – Ventura County Star

Nov 29, 2010 – Chief Jeri Williams, 44, will be the first woman to lead the city’s 237 … in the Phoenix Police Department will lead the Oxnard Police Department.

George Miller is Publisher of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard.

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