Captain Tysheika L. Shaw-Williams is a Road Patrol Captain with the Miramar Police Department who specializes in Restorative Justice and a proud Adjunct Professor with the Department of Criminal Justice at Broward College.
As a teenager, after witnessing strained relationships between law enforcement and her community; Captain Shaw made herself a promise to pursue a career in Law Enforcement in order to improve community relations. Captain Shaw began her career in 2005 with the Margate Police Department as a Victim Advocate, Domestic Violence Practitioner. After receiving a Masters’ Degree in Criminology in 2008, she joined the Miramar Police Department where she happily serves today.
During her tenure with the Miramar Police Department, Captain Shaw supervised patrol officers, detectives, sergeants and community service aides. While in the detective bureau, she provided direct supervision to the Special Victims Unit, where she oversaw cases such as sex trafficking, missing persons and child abuse cases. In 2020, Captain Shaw fulfilled her dream of working as an Internal Affairs Investigator where she investigated criminal and misconduct allegations against law enforcement officers for the Office of the Chief. She held positions such as Public Information Officer, Recruiter and now serves as Miramar’s Community Relations and Outreach Coordinator. Captain Shaw uses every opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering for charity events and serving as a mentor for teen youth.
Continuing with her community outreach, Captain Shaw is a Restorative Justice facilitator with the Urban League of Broward County. She’s a committee member for the Girls Coordinating Council and a member on the South Florida Justice Project. She is currently initiating Bigs-in-Blue, a police and youth mentoring program at her agency with Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Captain Shaw is the recipient of two Excellence Police Service Awards and her agency’s highest award, “The Chief’s Leadership Award”. She is a mother, wife and community advocate. She is a proud breast cancer survivor, yogi and world traveler.