Holly Hill announces hiring of new police chief with appointment of Byron Williams

Holly Hill has appointed Byron Williams as its new police chief. Williams accepted the position after the previous chief resigned in March.

At the time of the former chief's resignation, a captain and a sergeant were also on leave, prompting Volusia County sheriff's deputies to temporarily take over patrolling duties in the city.


With Williams' appointment, those patrol responsibilities have now been returned to Holly Hill police. 

In a Facebook post, the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) shared a congratulatory message regarding Williams' being named the new chief of Holly Hill. Read below:

"The Daytona Beach Police Department officers and staff extend heartfelt congratulations to our own, Captain Byron Williams, who has been named the new Chief of the Holly Hill Police Department.Captain Williams joined the DBPD 25 years ago and has served diligently since. He’s worked in several capacities including, Patrol, the Public Housing and Community Policing Units, the Narcotics Task Force, the Crime Suppression Team, Support Services, the Honor Guard, and currently serves as Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division. Additionally, Captain Williams serves as the Emergency Operations Manager for the city of Daytona Beach. Captain Williams truly exemplifies what it means to be a Professional Public Servant! We appreciate his years of service to the Daytona Beach community and wish him continued success in his new role."

Williams is set to start his new role on July 15.