Lifetime Service Award Given to
Former LC Chief of Police

Chief Williamson

Former Louisburg College Campus Police Chief James Williamson was honored on October 3 with the first annual Lifetime Service Award. The award was presented by the newly formed Franklin County Association of Chiefs of Police.

A native of Franklin County, James began working in law enforcement in 1989. He has served in many roles and with many agencies in Franklin County, including the Louisburg, Youngsville, and Franklinton Police departments. He served with the Sheriff's department for many years, and was the DARE Officer from 1993-2004. In 2006, James was selected to lead the newly formed Louisburg College Campus Police Agency, a position he held for two years before returning to the Franklin County Sheriff's department.

In 2010, James was critically injured while responding to a call for assistance and attempting to apprehend a combative suspect. Having since recovered, he has retired from law enforcement and devotes his time to serving voluntarily as a Guardian ad Litem for abused, neglected and abandoned children.

During his time at Louisburg College, James worked to build the Campus Police Agency into a service-oriented agency. His firm yet gentle approach with students was effective in helping them to learn how to be their best. He was always concerned first and foremost with the welfare of students and the safety of the campus. He is very deserving of this award and we are proud that Louisburg College is a part of his legacy of service. Please join Louisburg College in congratulating "Chief" James Williamson!