The long-time head of the University of Georgia Police Department is stepping down. Chief Jimmy Williamson is announcing his plans to retire June 30 of next year.
Williamson’s career in law enforcement spans over 30 years, starting at the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in 1985.
He joined the UGA Police Department in 1988. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 1996 and then to Chief in 2004.
Under Williamson’s tenure, the department created its bomb squad, K-9 and motorcycle units. A national search to find UGA’s next Chief of Police will begin before the end of this semester.