Captain Rachael Williamson started her career with the Sheriffs Office in 2000 as a Detention Deputy. She became an Field Training Officer in 2003, served as a Department of Transportation deputy in 2005 and was appointed to corporal in 2006. In June of 2009, she was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to Operations. Late in 2010, Rachael transferred to the Culinary Services Section where she was in charge of supervising the day-to-day operations. In 2011, Captain Williamson transferred to the Support Services Section where she was responsible for supervising Commissary, Shipping and Receiving, Accreditation, Purchasing, Ordering, Laundry, Contact Services, Culinary Section, Inside Maintenance, Programs and the Law Library. In 2014, Rachael was promoted to lieutenant in the Administrative Services Section, which encompassed Programs, Commissary, Accreditation, Mail Room, Front Desk, and was the Vendor Monitor. In January of 2015 she was appointed as the Operations Captain who is responsible for overseeing the Court Services Security Section.
Captain Williamson graduated from River Ridge High School with Honors in 1997. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from Pasco Hernando Community College in 2003, and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice From International College in 2005. Captain Williamson received her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, from St. Leo University, in December 2018.
Captain Williamson has served as a subject matter expert for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and for the agency’s promotional exams. She has also served on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Corrections Advisory Team, the agency’s Career Service Appeal Board, and as a Police Benevolent Association r. Captain Williamson participates with several organizational fund-raisers such as American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Special Olympics and the Sheriffs Shootout.
Captain Williamson enjoys the outdoors and spending quality time with her husband and children.