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WPD adds two full-timers
Special to Wesson News
Two new full-time officers have joined the Wesson Police Department (WPD).
Brandon Williams has moved from part-time to full-time and Kelsey Evans is coming on board as a full-time officer in her first law enforcement job.
Williams started his law enforcement career as a patrolman with the Raymond Police Department in 2012 after graduating from Franklin High School in El Paso, Texas, and then working in automobile sales in Warren Country.
With a father who was a federal narcotics officer, law enforcement was in his blood, and before coming to WPD, he served with the Jackson police force, was a canine handler for the Hinds County Sheriff's Office and served four and one half years at the Copiah County Sheriff's Office.
Williams lives with his girl friend on an old family farm at Crystal Springs,
where he raises horses, cattle and chickens.
Evans studied secondary education at Co-Lin after graduating from Amite School Center at Liberty in 2016, but decided "I couldn't see myself a school teacher" and enrolled at Holmes Community College to study criminal justice to realize a dream of a law enforcement career.
A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Evans settled with her parents at Bogue Chitto when she was seven years old. Her father drove a truck and her mother taught school. Before landing at WPD, she continued her criminal just studies at Southwest Community College, worked as a waitress at the Sonic in Brookhaven and then at gasoline stations in Bogue Chitto and Brookhaven.
Evans is single, lives in Brookhaven and also works with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. Her career goal is to become a narcotics agent.