City of Jacksonville Names Joe Williams as Police Chief

by By Andrew Lugo Jacksonville Communications Director

The city of Jacksonville has named Joe Williams as police chief, concluding a lengthy selection process in which more than 20 candidates were originally considered. Williams is a Marine Corps veteran with 27-years of law enforcement experience, including over seven years of combined service as a Police Chief and is currently the chief of the Rusk Police Department.

Williams is scheduled to start with the Jacksonville Police Department on Feb. 7. Be sure to check out the Wednesday, Jan. 15 issue of the Cherokeean Herald for details.