John Q. Williams says he will be a candidate for Clarke County Sheriff, challenging incumbent Ira Edwards in next year's election. Williams has worked as sergeant with both the University of Georgia Police Department and the Athens-Clarke County PD. His campaign says the official kickoff event will take place later this month.
From the John Williams campaign…
Sgt. John Q. Williams has 20 plus years of experience in law enforcement, working his way from a communications officer at the UGAPD to his current role as a Sergeant and lead detective for cases related to domestic violence or missing persons.
Sgt. Williams has also been integral to the ACCPD training system over the past 6 years in his position of Training Coordinator. He plans to run a campaign on a platform of criminal justice reform, increasing accessibility of the Sheriff’s Department, and increasing the transparency of the Sheriff’s Department and the Athens-Clarke County Jail.