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CCSO Fleet Manager Honored

Collier County Sheriff's Office

Post Date:07/24/2017 4:28 PM

Sean Williams began his career with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office as a mechanic inspecting and repairing the agency’s patrol cars. Sean Williams 2

Eighteen years later Williams oversees CCSO’s fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles and has risen to become one of the most respected sheriff’s office fleet managers in Florida.

On Monday, July 24, Williams was honored as 2017 Fleet Manager of the Year by the Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund (FSRMF). The award was presented to Williams at the Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Conference general membership meeting at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Estero.

The mission of the FSRMF is to reduce fatalities and injuries to sheriff’s office staffs around the state. Each year the group recognizes individuals who play a vital role in the safe operating environment of sheriff’s offices using creativity, innovation and hard work. 

“Manager Williams has an excellent rapport with agency members and the command staff,” Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said. “He and his staff are constantly complimented by members on their customer service. Members often take the time to send e-mails to the Fleet Bureau expressing their appreciation for the service they have received.” 

Williams has implemented several changes utilizing technology. For example, a key track system was installed so deputies could have keys available 24/7 for a loaner car if needed. Williams also worked with the agency’s Technical ID Bureau to use Bluetooth wireless technology to enable deputies to run prints through state and federal crime databases via their in-car laptops.

He also worked with the IT Department to have GPS in laptops versus having a separate GPS unit in each vehicle.

Some of the cost-saving measures Williams has implemented include the outsourcing of oil changes and some vehicle outfitting. He has also outsourced the parts room which has reduced inventory-carrying costs.

Williams has been with CCSO since 1998. He started as a mechanic and quickly moved up the ranks to shop foreman then to fleet manager in 2004. In 2015 he was assigned the responsibility of also managing the Procurement Bureau, which oversees all agency purchases.

“He has the rare quality of having the technical skills of a mechanic and the ability to be an effective leader and manager, which requires a totally different skill set,” Sheriff Rambosk said.

In his role as fleet and procurement manager, Williams oversees all aspects of the agency’s fleet of vehicles. His responsibilities include preparing the agency’s annual fleet operating budget, ordering and disposal of vehicles, and supervising the vehicle maintenance and fueling program.

Williams is currently pursuing a master’s of business administration with a concentration on public administration at Columbia Southern University.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in management from Hodges University. 

Williams is a certified automotive fleet manager and currently serves as president of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators.  He is working toward the Certified Public Procurement Buyer exam to advance his knowledge for his procurement responsibilities.  He serves as a member on the Ford Police Advisory Committee, Florida Sheriffs Association Advisory Committee, Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, National Institute for Government Procurement, National Association of Fleet Administrators.

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  CCSO Fleet and Procurement Manager Sean Williams accepts his award from
St. Lucie County Sheriff and FSRMF Board of Managers Chairman Ken Mascara on Monday, while Orange County Sheriff and FSA President Jerry Demings, far left,and Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk look on.   

 

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