Issued: February 17, 2011 Contact: Corporal J.J. Brewer
For Immediate Release Public Information Officer
New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
(910) 798-4191 Office
(910) 297-9213 Cellular
Sheriff Ed McMahon Raises The Bar
Sheriff Ed McMahon has decided to implement a standard testing policy for Deputies wishing to be promoted. Deputies who want to be promoted to a higher rank must complete a battery of test in order to be considered. First, applicants must meet basic qualifications such as years of service and Law Enforcement Certifications. Next, applicants must pass a written test with a score of no less than 80. Finally, applicants must complete a series of scenarios consisting of role play, Incident Command which is followed by an interview with senior staff.
Sheriff McMahon stated, “By making all the applicants enter the same testing procedures, it ensures that we get the best candidate for the position.”