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Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Bob is a 1982 graduate of Wilmington High School. He has been a volunteer firefighter since the age of 14. In 1996 he earned his Associate in Criminal Justice degree from Delaware Technical and Community College.
After graduating he joined the Wilmington Police Department in 1989, where he served the city for over 20 years. During his tenure in the Department he held many positions, from Community Police Officer, to Community Supervisor, to Deputy Commander of Special Operations, and Commanding Officer of the Crisis Management Negotiations Team. He worked his way up the ranks to Lieutenant from which he retired in 2009. He earned many commendations and awards from three different Mayors, and also served on the City of Wilmington Pension Board as the secretary.
The last few years of his career were spent going back to school. In 2008 Bob earned a second degree as a Registered Nurse. Upon retiring, he was accepted into the Christiana Emergency Internship Program. He spent three years working in both the Christiana and Wilmington Hospital emergency rooms as a trauma nurse.
After his time at Christiana Care, Bob was recruited by the Attorney General’s Office as a Medical Fraud Investigator, investigating fraud committed by both doctors and patients.
When Bob decided to run for office and let the Attorney General know, he was then informed that he had to resign from his position to run. Because of his desire to serve the citizens of Wilmington again, Bob resigned and now works for Aetna as a Quality Management Nurse.
Bob served as the Chairman of the Health, Aging & Disabilities Committee and member of the Public Works Committee and Public Safety Committee. Bob will also hold the honorable position of Vice Chairman of the Wilmington Democratic City Committee 7th District.
Bob resides on Fairfield Place with his wife, Jordan Polifroni-Williams. He has a son and a daughter.
Standing Committees of Council
Council Member Williams is a member of the Finance & Economic Development and the Health, Aging & Disabilities Committees.