Gary Williams announced on Tuesday he will run for Chief of Police in the City of Youngsville.

Williams, who joined "Nathan & Bernie in the Morning" Wednesday morning, said it has been his "life ambition to serve as Chief of Police for my hometown, and I have always said when the current Chief of Police retired, I would run for the position."

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, Williams said "we're fortunate that the crime rate is low. But there comes a time that you have to prepare your officers and your law enforcement...that it's not a matter of if we'll ever have something major with a growing city like that--it's a matter of when."

In a release sent to members of the media, Williams said he would focus on officers’ pay, morale, training, retention, professionalism, and work ethic.

"We have a lot of things that need to change," Williams added.

To listen to the full interview with Williams, click on the 'Play' button below.