Williamson County at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Counties in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Williamson County Sheriff's Office
- 251 Officers
- 284 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 1.85 Williamson County
- 2.2 National average
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|WILLIAMSON, COUNTY OF THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI OPERATION STONEGARDEN (OPSG) PROJECT WILL PROVIDE FUNDING TO ACCOMPLISH A HIGH VISIBILITY ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE THAT WILL DETECT, DETER OR INTERDICT CRIMINAL OR TERRORIST ACTIVITY THROUGH UTILIZATION OF OVERTIME AS A FORCE MULTIPLIER TO SUPPORT ENHANCED COOPERATION AND COO…||Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency||97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program||Sub|
|WILLIAMSON, COUNTY OF THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE COMMUNITY LIAISON UNIT||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|WILLIAMSON, COUNTY OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE JUNIOR DEPUTY ACADEMY||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|WILLIAMSON, COUNTY OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY'S COLD CASE TASK FORCE WILL PROVIDE A CRIME SCENE ANALYST AND NEW DNA EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGY TO FOCUS ON INVESTIGATING COLD CASE HOMICIDES AND OTHER VIOLENT CRIMES.||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Sub|
Recent equipment transfers
|Ship date||Item and National Stock Number (NSN)||Quantity||Acquisition value, each||Acquisition value, total||DEMIL code||DEMIL IC|
|9||9 @ $371.00||$3,339.00||D||1|
|39||39 @ $371.00||$14,469.00||D||1|
|14||14 @ $371.00||$5,194.00||D||1|
|20||20 @ $1,058.00||$21,160.00||D||1|
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $5,000,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
In December 2021, Williamson County officials reached a $5 million settlement with the family of Javier Amber, a 40-year-old Black man who was killed during an arrest in 2019.
In March 2019, Amber was pulled over by Williamson County police officers following a car chase. It was alleged that Amber failed to dim his headlights for oncoming traffic. When two police officers apprehended him, they tased him several times, which led to his death later that night. Amber claimed he was sick and that he could not breathe while the officers were tasing him. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit following his death, which was settled by the city in December 2021.