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It's official, McMahon takes oath

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There's a new sheriff in town. Ed McMahon took the oath of office Wednesday morning to replace Sid Causey as New Hanover County Sheriff. With this morning’s oath, McMahon left behind the mantle of chief deputy and said finally taking office is a relief. "I've been looking forward to it; excited about it, but I'm glad that the ceremony is over. Now we can get down to business." McMahon said changes are ahead for the department. While he wants to wait until next week to discuss changes in his command staff, he is already talking about plans for a Sheriff's Citizens Academy. "That will be 10-week-long, one-night-a-week, and telling the citizens all about the Sheriff's Office, what we do and just part of my accountability to you,” he explained. McMahon said he'll release more specifics on that program in the coming weeks, as well as his goals for expanding the crime prevention unit and working with youth in the community. He said his office and Wilmington Police have applied for a grant to expand the gang unit. He's also working with other law enforcement agencies in the area. Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said he's looking forward to working with his new colleague. "I know that we'll be able to work well together, and hopefully pool resources together to be more effective in our respective counties." McMahon said the change in jobs is still sinking in. His first day with the new title included moving into his new office and ‘business as usual’ as he said.

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Congrats Ed McMahon

New Hanover county is in great hands. I had my differences with Sid, but Sheriff McMahon is a great man who will lead with conviction. Once you meet this man, your hooked. Congrats Ed. I will support you anyway I can..even if your running as a democrat(ha ha)

Sheriff Ed McMahon sworn in today!

It was so good to see you sworn in as Sheriff of New Hanover county today. Having known your family, I can only tell the folks of New Hanover county, that we are fortunate to have Ed McMahon as our Sheriff. Your friends at Grace Baptist are so very proud of you. Your a man of honor, dignity, and conviction. All things needed to be the Sheriff. We will support you and your Deputies. New Hanover county is in good hands for many years to come.

What's next

Maybe, just maybe the sheriff will sit back and look at his employee's. Hopefuuly some of these people can get into shape. Some of the officers could not run after anyone/ or ? do CPR on a person. Let us look at the age limit There appears to be people there that's in their 70's at least. Would you want that person to respond to a call or be your backup. Check this out.