Kirksville Police Chief Scott Williamson took his official oath of office as Chief of Police yesterday morning. The oath of office was administered by City Clerk Wanda Cagle. The city conducted a nationwide search after the unexpected passing of former chief, Steve Farnsworth last October. In May, the city announced the hiriring of Williamson, who previously served as a lieutenant with Kauai Police Department. Williamson said Kirksville was one of two communities he had considered as he looked for a department in the Midwest to relocate his family.