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Brandywine welcomes new campus police officer Joseph Williamson

Joe Williamson is sworn in
Penn State Brandywine Police Officer Joseph Williamson (left) is sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Walter A. Strohl while Williamson’s son Aidan looks on.
4/4/2014 —

Penn State Brandywine has named Joseph Williamson as the campus’ second police officer. Williamson was sworn in on Friday, March 21 and is now serving the Brandywine campus community.

Before joining Penn State Brandywine, he spent his entire 25-year police career with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), where he retired as detective III in January 2014.

During his impressive career with the LAPD, Williamson was part of several specialized assignments. He was a member of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) taskforce for four years, a Secret Service taskforce for two years and has over a decade of undercover surveillance experience. Williamson also served as an instructor for the LAPD and was considered a national expert in South American theft group operations, safe cracking and surveillance.

The Bucks County native graduated from Penn State University in 1985 and holds a bachelor of science degree in administration of justice and a minor in business law.

Williamson can be reached by phone at 610-892-1215 or by email at JRW42@psu.edu.

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