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Command Staff

Major Frank Nigro DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE

Captain John O' Meara ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION COMMANDER

Captain O'Meara commands the Administrative Division and also serves as the department's Honor Guard Commander.

Captain O'Meara began his career 1998. His previous assignments within the department included patrolman, Corporal and Sergeant on Patrol Division. Additionally, Captain O'Meara previously served as the Commander of the Special Operation Division, which included the Traffic Services Unit and the Special Enforcement Team.

Captain O'Meara is a Field Training Manager and Instructor. He is a trained Instructor on Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, certified by New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (EMRTC). Captain O'Meara is a graduate of the FBINA Carolina Command College, certified as a Basic Detective, Specific Skills Instructor, Spillman CADRMS Application Administrator, SFST practitioner, and SMD. Further training or certifications received by Captain O'Meara include, ICS, Technical Collision Investigation Phase I, Modern Criminal Investigations, Investigator's Drug School, Street Drug Enforcement, Crime Scene Investigation, Crime Sight, Principles of Supervision, Mid Level Management for Law Enforcement, Patrol Rifle, C.A.R. Pistol, Field Training Officer, Clan Lab, DMT, and Fairfax County Virginia Police Honor Guard School.

Captain Cassandra Williams INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION COMMANDER

Captain Cassandra Williams commands the School Resource Officer Division, Criminal Investigations, Narcotic Investigation, Crime Scene and Victim Services. Captain Cassandra Williams is a native of Mount Pleasant who discovered her passion of policing early in life through her mother and chasing police to calls for service on her bicycle in the Old Village area of Mount Pleasant. After years as a police cadet with the City of Charleston Police Department, Williams pursued her calling into what she wanted to do most and became gainfully employed by the City of North Charleston as a Police Officer.

In 1999, she joined the Summerville Police Department as a patrolman. Williams’ milestones with SPD include assignments as a detective, Corporal of the School Resource Officer Division, Sergeant of Criminal investigations, Lieutenant / Watch Commander in the Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations. She also served as a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team and a Youth Court Liaison/Coordinator. Williams was named Summerville Police Officer of the year in 2000 and 2008. She was also named South Carolina Officer of the Year in 2009 for the original arm of The American Legion, the Forty & Eight.

Captain Williams is a certified law enforcement instructor by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and an active member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #48 where she serves as an assistant to the lodge’s chaplain.

Captain Doug Wright UNIFORM DIVISION COMMANDER