Chief named for N. Augusta Department of Public Safety

Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 7:05 PM EST
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - After 14 years, the North Augusta Department of Public Safety is getting a new commanding officer.

Capt. Junior Johnson will start as the department’s new chief on Jan. 1.

In August, it was announced that Johnson was promoted to patrol captain with the department.

Current Chief John Thomas took over the position in 2009 and started with over 20 years of experience in the field. He announced his end-of-the-year retirement in September.