Earlier this week the Mobile Police Deparment named Raymond Williams as its officer of the month for January, 2015 — a monthly program sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club.

Officer Raymond Williams

Officer Raymond Williams

Williams, who has served as a Mobile police officer for seven years, is currently part of the third precinct and is being awarded the honor following his exceptional performance during the month of January.

According to his commanding sergeant, Williams patrols his assigned areas diligently — areas that include hospitals, schools, businesses and residential areas.

Due to the diversity of his beat, Williams frequently makes inquiry upon potential suspicious subjects loitering in the area. Authorities say his proactive policing strategies keep contraband and wanted criminals off the streets of Mobile.

During the month of January, Officer Williams responded to 100 calls for service, made 34 backing calls, three felony arrests, 33 misdemeanor arrests and issued 100 traffic citations.

“Williams’ initiative and enthusiasm in performing his duties show a proactive police style which is an asset to the Mobile Police Department,” the MPD said in a press release. “His success is the result of professional demeanor and high-quality police work.”

The Optimist Club will sponsor a luncheon to honor Williams at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Azalea City Golf Course, located at 1000 Gaillard Drive.