MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Jim Root was sworn in as Macon County Sheriff Monday morning.
"We need to do some policy changes to make sure we are complying with statute," Root said.
Sheriff Root didn't go into detail about the exact changes needed to be made, but he made an effort tell WAND News that he will be working on hiring.
While Root was officially sworn in as Macon County Sheriff, he said Sheriff Brown will still be in office until June 28 helping with the transition process.
"Sheriff Brown is committed to this community and he grew up in this community just like I did. He said anything I need he will be there for me, so I will take him on his word and I plan on using him for things I cannot do in the community."
Sheriff Tony Brown's last day with the department on June 28.