Mitchell announces MLK speaker
Mitchell recently announced Mooresville Chief of Police Damon Williams will be the guest speaker at the College's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ceremony on Thursday, January 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Shearer Hall on Statesville Campus.
Chief Damon Williams was born and raised in the Edmonson Village area of Baltimore, Maryland. As a teenager, he moved with his family to Raeford, North Carolina and attended high school in Hoke County. The Chief graduated from Sandhills Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He then attended Fayetteville State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. In 2014, the Chief graduated from Columbia Southern University with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Chief Williams is currently planning on pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration at California Southern University.
Prior to his career in Law Enforcement, he was an educator for the Moore County School System. Chief Williams spent five years working at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, North Carolina. While there, his motto was “Education is the key to success”. The Chief has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Sandhills Community College and Edgecombe Community College. Prior to serving as Chief in Mooresville, he was the Chief of the Tarboro Police Department for four years. Chief Williams has also served as Chief of the Taylortown and Maxton Police Departments and currently the Mooresville Police Department. The Chief has stated that he loves and enjoys working with the community.