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CRPA Celebrates Sheriff McMahon As Outstanding Sheriff Of 2016!

January 16, 2016

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon is a resident of the High Desert with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. He has been married to his wife Shelly for 25 years and has two daughters, Abby and Allie. He began his career with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as a patrol deputy at the Needles Police/Sheriff’s Station, after which he was assigned to the Victorville and Hesperia Patrol Stations. Once promoted to sergeant, he worked supervisory positions at the West Valley Detention Center and Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center jail facilities, as well as the Victorville City Station and Employee Resources.

At the rank of lieutenant, John was second in command of the Sheriff’s Academy and the Fontana Station. As Captain, he was commander of the Central Detention Center, the Apple Valley Station, and West Valley Detention Center. As deputy chief, John oversaw the Detentions and Corrections Bureau, followed by an assignment to manage the Desert Patrol Bureau. John was then promoted to assistant sheriff, overseeing Operations. On December 31, 2012, John McMahon was appointed to Sheriff by the Board of Supervisors to fulfill the unexpired term of Sheriff. On Friday, June 21, 2013, John formally announced his candidacy for Sheriff and on June 3, 2014, he won in the primary election.

John possesses an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Victor Valley College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute & University. He is certified as a Jail Manager through the American Jail Association, and is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police West Point Leadership Program. John was also inducted into the Victor Valley College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2007.

Sheriff McMahon is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and issuing CCW licenses to law abiding citizens in his county. In a recent interview with the Daily Press, it was stated that “Sheriff (John) McMahon’s stand on the topic is that if the applicant meets the requirements set forth, is of good moral character, has no felonies and is a resident of the county, there’s no reason why they would be denied.”

Sheriff McMahon also showed incredible poise and dedication to bring the suspects to justice in the face of recent terror attacks in his county where 14 people were killed and 21 were wounded in December. His leadership and the bravery of his deputies has been hailed across the country as a success even in the wake of such devastation.

CRPA is proud to recognize Sheriff McMahon as our Outstanding Sheriff for 2016. Sheriff McMahon will be presented the award on February 27th at the CRPA Annual Awards Evening in Orange County. For more information on how you can attend and help congratulate all of our awardees click here.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon is a resident of the High Desert with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. He has been married to his wife Shelly for 25 years and has two daughters, Abby and Allie. He began his career with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as a patrol deputy at the Needles Police/Sheriff’s Station, after which he was assigned to the Victorville and Hesperia Patrol Stations. Once promoted to sergeant, he worked supervisory positions at the West Valley Detention Center and Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center jail facilities, as well as the Victorville City Station and Employee Resources.

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