Rushville Republican

January 24, 2014

Excise police appoint new central region captain

Rushville Republican

---- — INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana State Excise Police Superintendent Matt Strittmatter appointed Lieutenant Monty McMahan to be Central Region Captain this morning during the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission’s semimonthly meeting in Indianapolis.

Until today’s announcement, McMahan had been district commander for the Indianapolis district, overseeing the agency’s enforcement efforts in 11 counties in central Indiana. Before his appointment to Lieutenant, McMahan had been First Sergeant in the Indianapolis district.

McMahan, who has been with the agency for 26 years, will now coordinate State Excise Police operations in 27 counties, serving as the Central Region Captain.

McMahan, a native of Rush County, is a graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in human resource management and his Master’s in management from Oakland City University.

McMahan previously served as a jail officer at the Rush County Sheriff’s Office from 1982 to 1985 and then as a patrolman at the Rushville Police Department from 1985 to 1987.

“Captain McMahan possesses the leadership qualities that I expect,” Superintendent Matt Strittmatter said. “His addition to the executive team will help the State Excise Police move forward.”

McMahan retired as a senior master sergeant in the Indiana Air National Guard after 28 years military service in November 2011.

McMahan and his wife Brenda reside in Arlington. He has two sons.

As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.

- Rushville Republican