Meet The Chief

Meet The Chief

PD Interim Chief Royal 2018Interim Police Chief William “Bill” Royal

Chief Bill Royal is a 21-year veteran of the Fort Walton Beach Police Department. He has worked in many facets of police work to include patrol, training, and crime prevention.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #247, a graduate of Jacksonville State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and minor in Forensic Science, and a Master of Public Administration from Troy University. Bill also served 21 years in the United States Air Force Security Police. 

Bill is a long time resident of Okaloosa County. He and his wife have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.