Kirksville has a new Police Chief. After a nationwide search, City Manager Mari Macomber announced the selection of Scott WIilliamson, who currently serves as a Police Lieutenant with the Kauai Police Department, where he has worked since 2008.
Williamson is a seasoned law enforcement leader with well-rounded experience in all aspects of police administration and has years of experience in patrol, investigations, and community relations building. Macomber said she believes he will bring a mix of experience and skills with a natural sense of how to work with others, and a proven record of community outreach.
Williamson said his appointment is an opportunity to contribute to a wonderful community, and an outstanding Police Department.
Macomber noted that the City received applications from 16 individuals as part of its nationwide search. The top candidates were brought in for a series of activities, ranging from meetings with other emergency service leaders, a formal presentation to representatives from various community organizations, and a final interview.
Due to the logistics of relocating from Hawaii to the Midwest, Williamson will begin his duties with the City in July. In the meantime, he will begin working with Deputy Chief Justin Jones, and others within the Department and City, to transition into the office.