L.A. trying to recruit Tuscaloosa Sheriff Ted Sexton

Long-time Tuscaloosa Sheriff, Ted Sexton is in the running for a new job out west.

ABC 33/40 has learned Sexton is{}being considered to head the Department of Homeland Security within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department.

Sexton has had a working relationship with LA's Sheriff's department for years.

His son currently works for the agency.

Now, although Sexton is said to be the front running{}candidate, no formal offer has been made.