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Neal makes history
as Marion County Sheriff
By RICHARD HARRIS
Marion County started 2013 off in an historic way, as Sheriff Derrell Neal took office and gave the county its first new sheriff in 27 years and its first African-American sheriff.
Sheriff Neal enters office with a number of goals. He believes a large segment of the community has come to view the Sheriff’s Office as less than stellar in recent years and he wants to turn that around.
I think the public has a poor perception of the Sheriff’s Office, he said. I want to let the community know that we will be dependable and respond whenever needed.
In addition to how they respond to calls, he has a number of other ways in which he plans to change how the community views the office. One way is simply by being viewed more often.
He said: My deputies are going to ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.
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