Stephen Williams began his career in law enforcement at the Lincoln Parish Sheriff Office in 1993 as a patrol deputy. In 2004 he was promoted to the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team (LPNET) as a Narcotics Investigator. While at LPNET, Williams excelled in investigating drug crimes and in 2006 was promoted by Sheriff Mike Stone to lead the Criminal Investigative Division of the sheriff’s office. A promotion to Administrative Captain in 2008 placed Williams over Internal Affairs, Training and appointed him as the Public Information Officer. He remained in that position until he was promoted to Commander in 2013 and assigned to supervise the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team (LPNET). As the supervisor of this multi-jurisdictional unit, Williams led the largest narcotics investigation in Lincoln Parish history. “Operation Pit Stop” resulted in stopping the flow of 4-6 kilos of cocaine per month into North Louisiana and the seizure of over $500,000 as well as numerous vehicles. In 2016, Williams was promoted to Major and placed over the entire Criminal Division of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. Williams served in this role until 2018 when he was promoted to Chief Deputy, making him responsible for all divisions and programs of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Stephen and his wife Laundi have three children – sons Jordan and Cade, and daughter Reagan. He and his family attend Trinity United Methodist Church. Williams is also a member and past president of Ruston Rotary Club/