Bureau of Administration
Acting Deputy Chief:
Acting Deputy Chief Knopf was hired by the San Jose Police Department in February of 1992, after spending 4 years with the Morgan Hill Police Department. He worked the Bureau of Field Operations (BFO) – Patrol, and was then selected to work in the Special Operations Division – Violent Crimes Enforcement Team (VCET). After working VCET, he was selected to the Bureau of Investigations – Homicide Unit. After a tour in Homicide, he then returned to Patrol as a Field Training Officer.
In September of 2001, Acting Deputy Chief Knopf was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He worked as a Patrol supervisor in the Foothill and Southern Divisions, returned for a second tour as a Homicide Unit investigator and was assigned as an investigator in the Internal Affairs Unit.
Dave was promoted to Lieutenant in January of 2008. He worked as a Patrol Watch Commander, commanded the Systems Development Unit and the Special Investigations Unit – Intelligence/Vice. Dave was promoted to the rank of Captain in February of 2012, and served as the BFO Patrol, Central Division Commander and the BFO Administrative Unit Commander.
On January 20, 2013, Captain Knopf was designated as Acting Deputy Chief for the Bureau of Administration.
Captain: Shawny Williams
The Bureau of Administration is commanded by Captain Shawny Williams. Shawny Williams joined the San Jose Police Department on March 8, 1993. He worked in patrol and was then selected to work in the following specialized assignments: Special Operations- Violent Crime Enforcement Team, Field Training Officer, Hostage Negotiator, and as a Detective in the Gang Investigations Unit. Officer Williams was promoted to Sergeant on February 7, 2003. As a sergeant, Shawny Williams supervised patrol officers and was selected to work as a supervisor in the following specialized assignments: Night Detective, Homicide Detective, and Internal Affairs Investigator. Sergeant Williams was promoted to Lieutenant on February 7, 2007. He served as a Patrol Watch Commander for three and half years, as the Commander of the Assault/ Juvenile/Missing Person Unit, and Acting Captain in the Foothill Division. Lieutenant Williams was promoted to Captain on October 10, 2011; he currently serves as the Bureau of Administration commander.