Mark Richt has lost control of Jimmy Williamson.

This just hit the email boxes at UGA:

FROM:             Ryan Nesbit, Vice President for Finance and Administration

RE:                   Jimmy Williamson, Chief of Police, announces plans to retire on June 30, 2018

Jimmy Williamson, Chief of Police of the University of Georgia Police Department, has announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2018.

Chief Williamson’s career in law enforcement spans over 30 years, starting at the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in 1985. Since 1988, he has served with the University of Georgia Police Department, except for a brief departure in 1993 to serve as the Public Safety Director at Middle Georgia College before returning to UGA in 1994 as Captain. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 1996 and then to Chief of Police in 2004. Jimmy has worked in many areas of law enforcement, from patrol to investigations. His accomplishments at UGA include creating the department’s bomb squad, which serves the Northeast Georgia area, and the K-9 and motorcycle units. He has managed numerous special events including US Presidential visits, large sporting events, and the 1996 Olympics, where Jimmy served as Assistant Venue Commander in Athens.

At UGA, Chief Williamson leads a diverse, highly educated, and highly trained force of professional peace officers. He has served on the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council and on the advisory boards for the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Academy, the Athens Technical College Criminal Justice Program, and the University of Georgia Criminal Justice Program.

Jimmy worked his way through school as a police officer, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from UGA and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia College and State University. Jimmy is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Course.

A national search to identify UGA’s next Chief of Police will begin before the end of this semester.

Please join me in congratulating and thanking Chief Williamson for his extraordinary contributions to the University of Georgia. The entire University community has benefited greatly from his leadership and unmatched devotion to our students, faculty, staff, and the entire University and Athens communities.

I can’t help but wonder what led to the decision.  In any event, scooters, alleys and players with middle names may soon be able to breathe a little easier.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football

39 responses to “Mark Richt has lost control of Jimmy Williamson.

  1. VoxDawg

    Oh, sweet Baby Jesus, the day has finally been named!


  2. Rocksalt

    Does Jimmy Sexton have a law enforcement practice?


  3. ElectroM

    Jimmy Weasel, don’t let the door hit you in the ass.


  4. BigD

    He never could grasp that there is such a thing as too damn much law and order.


  5. DawgFlan



  6. Bulldog Joe

    “National search” or does UGA already have the Barrow County Sheriff wired in?


  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    His name is Fife.

    He wears a badge.


  8. TXBaller

    Only took Kirby 24 mos…..but, he gone!


  9. D.N. Nation

    “I can’t help but wonder what led to the decision.”

    Butthurt over the team being good, most likely.

    In a just world, he would’ve been unceremoniously canned for getting the department fined six figures by encouraging his employees to break the law.

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  10. Bright Idea

    Will Kirby be on the selection team?


  11. Cousin Eddie

    Jimmy list, “arresting the most SEC players from the hometown team,” as one of the stats he is the most proud of.


  12. ChiliDawg

    Praise Odin. Hopefully they don’t replace him with another good old boy fascist.


  13. What Fresh Hell is This?

    And there was much rejoicing


  14. Jack Klompus

    Is there someone in Tuscaloosa we can hire?


  15. The Dawg abides



  16. OMG! And yes, processed. May the Dawg-omerta rise…


  17. Satowndawg

    Good riddance….protect and serve was never on his agenda…jimmy was all about jimmy


  18. Got Cowdog

    Booch, Jim, jimmy, this season gets better and better


  19. Hank

    Word I hear is he plans to run for sheriff in Oconee when Berry retires. He won’t get my vote. Night and day between the two of them.


  20. Noonan

    He got his start in Dodge County. That explains a lot.


  21. heyberto



  22. Just like programs losing coaches, be careful of what you wish for. His replacement could be worse. Just saying.


  23. David Chadwick

    Too bad that CV for ol’ Jimmy left out the fact thst his subordinates know the law better than his dumb ass does. His ilk is a blight on good law enforcement.

    Good riddance.


  24. John Denver is full of shit...

    Funny how they never had time to visits them em iron triangle.


  25. Lou

    I wonder if we can get the Alabama guy…


  26. 69Dawg

    What does that incident tell you about the Administration at UGA. If I had cost my company $325,000 for being stupid and a dumbass, my butt would have been out the door. Not the Georgia Way, I’m sure he has been rewarded for his service to the university, screw the taxpayer.


  27. Spike

    They should set up a radar zone as he drives away and catch him speeding and charge him $325,000 as the fine.

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  28. Better hope he doesn’t attempt to set some “records” of arrests in early June 2018, or we might find ourselves short a few players for the season opening game..