President & CEO of HDI Investigation
Charles Williams is the founder, President and CEO of HDI Investigation, Inc. His investigative career encompasses more than 30 years of investigative experience. Twenty-three of those years he worked as a FBI Special Agent. Upon retiring Charles founded HDI Investigation, Inc. and added another 9 years of investigative experience as a private investigator, He has built a reputation as an exceptional and highly sought after criminal investigator working primarily criminal defense investigations, to include hundreds of criminal cases and more than 70 murder cases… and unfortunately still counting.
Charles is a graduate of Temple University; he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and earned a football scholarship while at Temple University. In 1983 Charles became a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After graduating from the FBI Academy, Charles was eventually assigned to the New York office where he worked for more than twenty years. During that time he gained invaluable investigative experience in the area of violent crimes, fugitive task force, foreign counter intelligence, national security and civil rights.
Charles was also an FBI Certified Assessor, Street Survival Agent, General Police Instructor, Community Outreach Specialist and reserve team member of the FBI New York Crisis Negotiation Team and a participant in the FBI two week uncover school. Throughout his career Charles has worked on numerous Top Ten Fugitive Investigations, the Crown Heights Investigation, the 1998 United States Embassy bombing investigation in Tanzania, and the World Trade Center bombings in 1993 and 2001.
Charles has earned the respect of his colleagues through his embodiment of the FBI’s motto: Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity and for his many accomplishments throughout his career. Charles received a letter of commendation from the United States Attorney General and recognition from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Charles also received numerous letters of commendation from the Director of the FBI. He also received letters of recognition from the District Attorney of Kings County, Brooklyn, NY, Monmouth County’s Prosecutor Office of NJ, and the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID).
Charles is a consummate professional known for his high moral character, spirituality, motivation and dedication to his family and the youth in his community. He was a youth track coach and a football coach for sixteen years as well as the president of his community Pop Warner football and cheerleading program. Charles has always been active in his church at one time serving as the head of the Men’s Ministry. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. His hobbies include chess, track, writing, public speaking and exercise. He holds a second degree Black Belt in Judo.
As a successful and highly regarded FBI Agent, Charles decided to retired early from the FBI in 2006 to pursue a dream and a challenge to use his faith and his wealth of experience to start his own investigation agency and to write and publish. To date he has written and published two books titled “CA.R.E. – An Investigative Way of Life” and “Without Deadly force.” It is my fervent wish that his example, as an FBI agent, private investigator, entrepreneur, author and publisher, reinforces in others that they too can achieve their dreams!
Commendations/ Special Awards For Exemplary Service:
Office of the Director of the FBI, Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, Washington, D.C.,
1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996
Director of the FBI, Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, Washington, D.C., 1996
Office of the County Prosecutor, County of Monmouth, Freehold, NJ, 1990, 1991
Office of the Director of the FBI, Cash Award, Washington, D.C., 1990
Office of the Director of the FBI, Government Reservation Investigation Washington, D.C., 1991
San Juan Office, St. Thomas Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, French West Indies, 1992
Office of the Director of the FBI, World Trade Center, New York, NY, 1993
Office of the Director of the FBI, Tenth Anniversary, Washington, D.C., 1993
Office of the Director of the FBI, Federal Plaza, New York, NY, 1994
District Attorney of Kings County, Municipal Building, Brooklyn, NY, 1995
District Attorney of Kings County, Robert Burke Case, Brooklyn, NY, 1998
Office of the Director of the FBI, Fugitive Task Force, Washington, D.C., 1995
Office of the Director of the FBI, Bank Robbery Investigation, Washington, D.C., 1995
Office of the Director of the FBI, Crown Heights/Lemrick Nelson Case, Washington, D.C., 1995
Office of the Director of the FBI, United States Attorney, Washington, D.C., 1997
District Attorney of Kings County, Law Enforcement Community, Brooklyn, NY, 1997
Office of the Director of the FBI, Crown Heights/Lemrick Nelson Case, Washington, D.C., 1997
U.S. Attorney Commendation
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Successful Prosecution, Washington, D.C., 1997
U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York, Recognition award, 2003
U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia, letter of Commendation, 1997