Chief Deputy Larry N. McMahan has been in law enforcement for over thirty five years. Chief Deputy McMahan started his law enforcement career in 1980 with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office under Sheriff Carmen Townsend. Later that year, Chief Deputy McMahan was employed by the Gatlinburg Police Department where he served as a patrol officer until August 31, 1990.
Chief Deputy McMahan returned to the Sevier County Sheriff's Office on September 1, 1990 with the rank of Patrol Captain under Sheriff Don Ogle. One year later, Chief Deputy McMahan was reassigned as Captain of the criminal investigations division. As Captain, he investigated cases as well as assigned cases to officers within the division. During that time, Chief Deputy McMahan also served as the Internal Affairs Officer, Evidence Officer, Training Officer, and was the first Sexual Offender Register Officer.
In 2007 Chief Deputy McMahan was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief where he assisted in the construction of the Sevier County Minimum Security Annex which was opened in 2008.
In 2014 he was promoted to Chief Deputy of Jail Operations and was certified by the Tennessee Corrections Institute as a jail administrator where he now oversees two jails and a staff of over 90 employees.
Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, 1974
East Tennessee State University, 1978
FBI National Academy #176, 1994
Law Enforcement Career
Sevier County Sheriff's Office, 1980
Gatlinburg Police Department, 1980-1990
Sevier County Sheriff's Office, 1990-Present
Patrol Officer, 1980-1990
Deputy Chief, 2007-2014
Chief Deputy, 2014-Present
Southern States Police Benevolent Association-TN Division-Smoky Mountain Chapter
Fraternal Order of Police-Smoky Mountain Lodge #31
Tennessee Sheriff's Association
Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church