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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Lawrenceville to Name Headquarters in Honor of Chief Randy Johnson

Picture of Chief Johnson passing torch to new Chief Tim Wallis

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – March 22, 2018 - The City of Lawrenceville mayor and council have announced the renaming of Lawrenceville’s Police Headquarters to the “L. Randy Johnson Lawrenceville Police Headquarters". This announcement was made to commemorate the 33 years of service that Chief L. ‘Randy’ Johnson has given to the County Seat. Johnson led the department as chief of police for 21 of his 33 years with the local agency.

Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson said, “As one of the longest standing chiefs of police for any department in Georgia, this tribute to his legacy is both well-deserved and appropriate. We appreciate and want to remember his service to our community and a dedication of this facility in Chief Johnson’s honor is an excellent way to preserve his legacy and honor a true leader who has contributed over three decades of selfless service to the city.”

The facility was constructed in 2009 and was one of Chief Johnson’s legacy projects to ensure a proper and supportive environment for the department. Chief Johnson’s leadership of the department has led to significant career recognition. In 2015, Johnson received both the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) “Chief of the Year” Award and the Gwinnett Chamber VALOR Award for Public Service and Leadership. The naming of the facility at 300 Jackson Street will serve as yet another feather in the cap of an excellent career in leadership, organization and community development.

Chief Johnson added, “I am honored to be the recipient of such recognition and grateful to the city’s leadership for allowing me to serve this community all these years. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of Lawrenceville’s rich and ever-growing history.”

Johnson’s last day with the city was March 22, 2018, exactly 33 years to the day from his original hire date. Details on the design and timing of the building’s name change will be forthcoming as plans develop. For more information about the City of Lawrenceville or the Lawrenceville Police Department, please visit or


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