There’s a new Sheriff in Christian County, as Tyler DeArmond was sworn into office Friday evening by County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble.
His duties truly start on January 1 after longtime Sheriff Livy Leavell retires on Monday. DeArmond says the transition has been smooth this past month as he moves into his role.
He hasn’t announced who will act as leadership at the department, but he did confirm that former Hopkinsville Police Officer and State Police Lieutenant Jason Newby will serve as Major, taking the place of Billy Gloyd, who is retiring. He says Newby will bring differing perspectives and expertise to the post thanks to his law enforcement experience.
Sheriff DeArmond promises to continue serving and protecting the people of Christian County, saying he’s excited to see what the future has in store.
He was sworn in alongside former HPD officers John Quarles and Michael Spann, who were sworn in as deputy sheriffs.