Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 | 2:56 p.m.
A Metro Police deputy chief has been promoted to assistant sheriff, filling a vacancy created by a retirement earlier this month, Sheriff Doug Gillespie confirmed today.
Deputy Chief Kevin McMahill, who oversees the patrol division, will become assistant sheriff Oct. 19. As assistant sheriff, McMahill will supervise homeland security and investigative groups, such as the as the gang crimes and robbery/homicide bureaus.
McMahill, a 22-year veteran of the department, said the promotion is “another great opportunity” to help keep Metro moving forward.
He assumes the role of former Assistant Sheriff Greg McCurdy, who retired last week to take a job in the private sector. McCurdy had spent 30 years working for the department.
Metro’s other assistant sheriff is Joseph Lombardo, who oversees the law enforcement services groups, such as the criminalistics and internal affairs bureaus.
Capt. Tom Roberts, who heads the department’s office of internal oversight, will leave that post to become deputy chief, filling McMahill’s current position.