San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon Retiring

San Bernardino’s sheriff has announced his retirement from public service after 36 years, including the past eight and a half as county sheriff. John McMahon will vacate his post on July 16.

McMahon began his career as a patrol deputy with the Needles Station in 1985. He was appointed sheriff in 2012 and elected to his first term in 2014.

“For the last 36 years, I've been blessed to work with some of the most dedicated and hard-working law enforcement professionals," McMahon said in a video posted to his Twitter account. "The eight and a half years serving as your sheriff has been an honor and a privilege."

McMahon’s current term runs through Jan. 2, 2023. The Board of Supervisors has determined that a special election is not feasible. Applications from interested parties are currently being accepted and the Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting to discuss finalists for an appointment on July 7. You can access the application here.


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