DES MOINES, Iowa- Polk County has a new sheriff. Kevin Schneider was sworn into office today (Tuesday). He replaces longtime Sheriff Bill McCarthy, filling out the rest of McCarthy's term.
The 70-year old McCarthy announced his retirement last month, ending a nearly 50-year career in law enforcement.
McCarthy became Polk County Sheriff in 2008. Prior to that he was with the Des Moines Police Department, including serving as Chief of Police.