Rushville Republican

September 3, 2013

McMahan is Rush Co .Sheriff candidate

Rushville Republican

---- — Monty McMahan of Arlington is announcing he will be a Republican candidate for the office of Rush County Sheriff in the 2014 Primary Election.

If elected sheriff, McMahan pledges to enhance the professionalism of the department and instill a service oriented culture into the Rush County Sheriff’s office.

His goal is to make a great organization even better, he said. He envisions the Rush County Sheriff’s Department as a premier law enforcement agency that the citizens of Rush County will be proud to call their own.

McMahan stated that he has been afforded many opportunities to learn, to grow and to develop himself as a leader in the law enforcement profession. If he is elected to serve as the next Rush County Sheriff, he will use these skills to build on the successes of his predecessors to develop new strategies to enhance the safety of Rush County citizens, he said.

“I truly believe I am the candidate with the qualifications to enhance the sheriff’s office mission, and I respectfully ask for your support, and more importantly, your vote,” he stated in a press release.

McMahan is a graduate of the 85th Session of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, the Police Executive Leadership Academy, and the 249th session of the FBI National Academy. He is a certified as senior instructor by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board in the areas of firearms and emergency vehicle operations. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management and a Master’s degree in Management from Oakland City University.

McMahan is a career military veteran having served in the Indiana Army and Air National Guard. He completed basic training at Fort Dix, N.J. and was trained at Fort Gordon, Ga., as a radio teletype operator. He later enlisted in the Indiana Air National Guard and served for a total of 28 years. He retired as a Senior Master Sergeant in September, 2011. His last assignment was the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Plans and Homeland Defense.

After his initial military training, he started his law enforcement career January, 1982 when he was hired by then Sheriff Marvin Hedrick to serve as a jail officer with the Rush County Sheriff’s Department. He left the sheriff’s office to serve as a patrolman with the Rushville Police Department. In September, 1987 he started his 26-year career with the Indiana State Excise Police.

During his Excise Police career he has served as an officer and is currently a lieutenant and the commander of the Indianapolis Field Office which serves 11 counties in east-central Indiana. His responsibilities include the supervision of two field supervisors, 11 police officers and an administrative assistant.

McMahan, a lifelong resident of Rush County, resides in Posey Township with his wife Brenda. He has two sons, Scott of Rushville and Rick of Indianapolis. He attended Arlington Elementary and Junior High schools and graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School in 1981.

You can learn more about the candidate at his website,

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