Longtime University of Georgia Police Chief Jimmy Williamson is retiring at the end of next month. Williamson has spent 30 years in law enforcement, with all but two spent at UGA. He started at the university on 1988. Under his leadership, the UGA Police Department created a bomb squad, introduced K-9 units and implemented motorcycle units.
UGA officers also were some of the first in Georgia to start wearing body cameras and to implement other progressive policing strategies.
As for the future, Williamson plans to run for sheriff of Oconee County in two years.
Williamson’s last day is June 30th.