Lawrenceville police chief retiring after 33 years with department

Lawrenceville Police Chief Randy Johnson (left, pictured with brother and former Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson) will retire from the department in March.
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Lawrenceville Police Chief Randy Johnson (left, pictured with brother and former Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson) will retire from the department in March.

Lawrenceville Police Chief Randy Johnson will retire after 33 years with the department, the city announced Thursday.

Johnson has been police chief for 21 years. His last day will be March 22.


Johnson was honored with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police “Chief of the Year” award in 2015. He was also given the Gwinnett Chamber VALOR Award for Public Service and Leadership that year.

“It has been an honor to serve my hometown and my local community all these years,” Johnson said in a city release. “Most importantly, it has been an privilege to serve with my fellow officers, my work family and my friends. It is an awesome responsibility to serve as a law enforcement officer and I am proud to have done so with some of the finest by my side.”

In the weeks leading up to his retirement, Johnson will work with the city “to ensure a stable transition of leadership for the department,” a city release said. A successor has not yet been named.

Randy Johnson is the brother of former Norcross mayor Bucky Johnson.


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