Hubert Williams was president of the Police Foundation, a research-oriented think tank from 1985–2012. He was responsible for the development of a comprehensive Risk Analysis Management System (RAMS), which correlates officer use of force with departmental records related to training, internal affairs, medical records, and supervisory oversight. He began his law enforcement career as a police officer in Newark, New Jersey, rising through the ranks to serve as Director of Police for 11 years. Under his leadership, the shooting rate by Newark police officers was reduced from one of the highest in the nation to one of the lowest of any major city in the country.
Mr. Williams received his B.S. from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and was a Harvard Law School Fellow. He received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School. Mr. Williams is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, and has been admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is founding president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and serves on the advisory boards of the National Committee on the Right to Counsel and The Constitution Project. He previously served on the Congressional Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction and was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on Civil Liberties and National Security.