Red Willow County Sheriff's Office

  • 516 Norris Avenue

  • Call Us: Emergency: 911 | Non-Emergency: (308) 345-1850

Emergency Management

Our mission is to reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Knowing how to prepare, respond and recover is essential.

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Gene Mahon

Retired Sheriff

Sheriff Mahon started his duties as Red Willow County Sheriff in 1987 and had only 3 staff members at the time. When he retired there were 18 employees at the RWCSO. He has brought some great programs to Red Willow County, such as the DARE program and a K9 Unit. Sheriff Mahon is also the operator of the Red Willow County Emergency Management. The Sheriff's Office accepted possession of the Red Willow County Jail in December 2012. Under his direction, a 30 bed corrections center named Red Willow County Law Enforcement Center was opened in September, 2014. After a highly respected and impressive career which spanned 48 years, Sheriff Mahon retired in January 2015.


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Sheriff Gene Mahon graduated from high school in Haigler, NE. Sheriff Mahon is a McCook Community College graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice and Business Administration. He went on to graduate from the NE Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island, NE. Later he also attended the Rio Hondo Police Academy in California.


Sheriff Mahon has been rewarded 2nd Place Officer of the Year while he was at the Police Department in California. Office of the Year while with the McCook Police Department, Officer of the Year for the State of Nebraska, and an Eagles Award for Officer of the Year.

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