Commander Deanna Fox-Williams was born in McRae, Georgia. At the age of 2, she and her mother went to live with her father who was stationed in Hanau, Germany while serving in the US Army. After two years, she and her mother migrated to Miami, Florida and made it their home.

After graduating from Miami Central Senior High, she attended the Florida State University’s School of Nursing Program and returned to Miami where she practiced nursing and became a Nurses’ Aid Instructor.

Among her many accomplishments she considers being a mother of four incredible children her biggest blessing. She is also a very proud graduate of the prestigious University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute’s Command Officers Development Course. She is a member of Dade Chief’s Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and the International Association of the Chiefs of Police.

During her 17 ½ years in law enforcement, Commander Fox-Williams served four years as an SRO, one year as an Audits Detective, three years as an Internal Affairs Detective, two years as an Operations Road Sergeant. She has managed Special Projects as a Lieutenant, and also spent one year as a Lieutenant in the Administrative Division. For two years Commander Fox-Williams supervised the District Security Unit at the School Board Administration Building complex, and she was Commander of the Investigations Divisions for three years. Currently she runs the Central Operations Division, which is comprised of 35 officers and civilian staff, providing services to 120 schools and District sites in Liberty City, Overtown, Little Havana, Miami Springs, Coral Gables, Downtown Miami, Hialeah Gardens, Doral and parts of unincorporated Dade County.