MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is honored to announce that Lieutenant Darin McMechan has graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.
Lt. McMechan is a 26-year veteran of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.
For nearly three decades he has served the department in a number of highly skilled fields, among them, narcotics, SWAT, Search & Rescue, and the department’s Dive Team.Lt. McMechan joined the Sheriff’s Office in the spring of 1987, working boat operations at Bass Lake. Toward the end of 1989 he was assigned to Valley Patrol. Two years later, he would be appointed to the Mountain Division’s Detective Unit.
Then in 1998, he rose to rank of Sergeant and held that title until 2002, successfully meeting the demands of that newly appointed position, while assuming the responsibilities of Coordinator for the nationally recognized Search & Rescue Team, and continuing his vital role on the SWAT Team and Dive Team.
A year later, he was elevated to the position of Leiutenant, and continues to oversee the department’s Mountain Division.
Sheriff Anderson describes Lt. McMechan as a man of quality and integrity. “He is as passionate about his work as he is about our community.”
And when it comes to performing administrative duties, Sheriff Anderson says Lt. McMechan has a keen eye, adding that, “He has built a solid reputation for being thorough and fair.”