Jacob Williams became Columbus’ newest police officer when he was sworn in by Mayor Jim Lienhoop during Tuesday morning’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting at Columbus City Hall.
Columbus Police Department (CPD) Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that Williams is a 24-year-old graduate of Shelbyville High School. He later
graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Harris says that before joining CPD, Williams was employed with the Indiana State Excise Police as a Compliance Surveyor. After a short orientation period, Williams will attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, said Harris.