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 FBI National Academy, Session 285
  • Graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Class 449
  • Appointed to Chief of Police on July 30, 2021
  • Promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in 2016
  • Promoted to Lieutenant in 2015
  • Promoted to Sergeant in 2005
  • Assignment to Detective in 2000


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