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Chief John McEachern sworn in Monday

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -

Opelika's new police chief John McEachern was officially sworn into office Monday at the Opelika Municipal Courtroom.

McEachern was with the Opelika Police Department from 1974 to 1988 before joining the FBI for 24 years.

Monday marked the first day in 22 years the police department has had a new leader.

Former police chief Tommy Mangham retired in February.

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