Created: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:45:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:55:56 EST
The highest ranking officers of the Macon Police Department were among the last to be sworn into the sheriff's office Tuesday.
In addition to the majors that were sworn in, Chief Mike Carswell also took his oath of office.
At the stroke of midnight Carswell was no longer the Macon Police Chief... He's now the Colonel over law enforcement services for the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.
"Supervising the Patrol Division, the C.I.D. Division as well as youth and intervention. Kind of like the overall running of operations within the department. As chain of command goes i'll be the 4th person." -- Colonel Henderson Carswell, Bibb County Sheriff's Office
During the ceremony Sheriff David Davis said that as a sign of respect to Carswell for his years of service to the city, he should be referred to as either Colonel or as Chief.