Deputy Chief Brad Allen

  • Began service with the Decatur Police Department on January 7, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University (1997), Normal, IL
  • Graduate of Douglas MacArthur HS (1993), Decatur, IL
  • Promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in 2021
  • Promoted to Lieutenant in 2016
  • Promoted to Sergeant in 2013
  • Assignment to Detective in 2005

 

Chief Shane G. Brandel

  • Began service with the Decatur Police Department on April 9, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Indiana State University
  • Graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Class 449
  • Appointed to Chief of Police on December 3, 2021
  • Promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in 2016
  • Promoted to Lieutenant in 2015
  • Promoted to Sergeant in 2005
  • Assignment to Detective in 2000

 

Deputy Chief Brian Cleary

  • Began service with the Decatur Police Department on May 23, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Illinois University (1992), Carbondale, IL
  • Graduate of St. Teresa HS (1987), Decatur, IL
  • Promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in 2022
  • Promoted to Lieutenant in 2015
  • Promoted to Sergeant in 2006

Deputy Chief Ed Hurst

  • Began service with the Decatur Police Department on January 7, 1998
  • Graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Class 449 (2019)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Millikin University (1997), Decatur, IL
  • Graduate of Peoria Central High School (1993), Peoria, IL
  • Promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in 2021
  • Promoted to Lieutenant in 2015
  • Promoted to Sergeant in 2012