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Sheriff Eric Williams

Sheriff Eric Williams is a resident of Vanderburgh County. Sheriff Williams attended college at Indiana State University Evansville (ISUE) which would later come to be known as the University of Southern Indiana (USI). While at USI he served as President of his college fraternity, Sigma Tau Gamma and was also appointed by Indiana Governor Robert Orr to serve as the first student trustee for the newly created University of Southern Indiana. Sheriff Williams graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business. Sheriff Williams has been with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office for over twenty (20) years and has held every merit rank possible including appointments as Chief Deputy for eight years under former Sheriff Brad Ellsworth. He was elected Sheriff of Vanderburgh County in 2007. Sheriff Williams ran unopposed for his second term  and is currently completeing his 2nd term. Sheriff Williams is a current member and Past President of the Board of Directors for Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana, board member for the Red Cross, current board member and Past Presidnet of Leadership Evansville, board member for Albion Fellows Bacon Center, board member for Marian Education Outreach, board member for the University of Southern Indiana Foundation, former board member for the Southern Indiana Higher Education foundation and many others. Sheriff Williams is a member of St. James Catholic Church where his children attend. Sheriff Williams spends a lot of his free time volunteering for a number of non-profit charities from around the tri-state area. Sheriff Williams has received numerous personal awards as well as awards on behalf of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Williams is most proud of being part of a professional team dedicated to making Vanderburgh County a safe and better place! Sheriff Williams is married to his wife, Jude. He has three children; McKenzie (Matt), Evan and Patrick. Sheriff Williams has a grandson named Max. His favorite quote is, “Do not confuse my kindness for weakness.”



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