The Schertz Police Command Staff consists of the Offices of the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, Uniform Services Lieutenant, the Support Services Lieutenant and Investigations Lieutenant. The Command Staff is responsible for the implementation of policy and overall administration of the Department.
Chief Michael Hansen began his law enforcement career in 1978. His last assignment was with the City of Conroe Police where he served for 29 years achieving the rank of Assistant Chief for that rapidly growing city and department of more than 150 employees.
Chief Hansen was fortunate to have been provided many opportunities during his career. Besides his many years in patrol and crime scene investigations some of his other assignments included; motorcycles, field training, accident investigations, SWAT team, scuba dive team, physical fitness coordinator and honor guard. He supervised such units as bicycle patrol, K-9 unit, reserves, dispatch, records, and the training academy.
He spearheaded projects that resulted in the implementation of a mobile incident command vehicle, basic police officers academy, integrated dispatch and records management system and trunked radio system.
Chief Hansen is dedicated to public service. He has been a regular instructor at colleges and police academies on topics such as community policing, ethics, history, patrol procedures, SWAT, scuba, crime scene investigation, problem solving and firearms. Chief Hansen has been a PADI scuba instructor and course director since 1990.
Chief Hansen holds a Masters Certification, certified firearms instructor and certified crime prevention specialist from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
His undergraduate work was in business administration and management. He holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University. He is also a graduate of the 184th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and the 54th session of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership Command College.
Chief Hansen is a member of both International and Texas Associations of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Association and the SHSU Alumni Association. He has regularly severed on the boards for charitable and youth sports organizations.
Chief Hansen is married to his best friend Kimberly and they have three children; Lisa, Emily and Devin.
Assistant Chief of Police Bane started his career with the City of Schertz Police Department in October of 1996, assigned to the Patrol Division. In 1998, he transferred to the Investigations Division and then promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1999, moving back to the Patrol Division.
In 2006, Asst. Chief Bane moved back to the Investigations Division and then promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2007, being tasked with overseeing Investigations, SWAT, Communications and the Records Division.
In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of Captain, overseeing the day to day operations of the Police Department and helped create the departments Student Resource Program in 2012. In 2013, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police.
Asst. Chief Bane holds a Master Peace Officer License and is a graduate of the Leadership Command College (LEMIT) through Sam Houston State University. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Waldorf University.
Lieutenant Manny Casas has proudly served with the Schertz Police Department for more than 15 years. During this time, Lieutenant Casas has held several leadership positions within the department’s Patrol, K-9, Traffic, Reserves and Criminal Investigations Divisions, advancing through the ranks from officer, to corporal and to sergeant. As a Lieutenant, he is currently assigned to command the Investigations Division and oversee its operations and personnel.
Throughout his professional career, Lieutenant Casas has been an integral part of the department having served as a Patrol Officer, SWAT Operator, an Accident Reconstructionist, an Honor Guard Officer and a Detective.
Lieutenant Casas is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Command College (LEMIT) class #75. He is also a graduate of the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award Program. Lieutenant Casas maintains a Masters Peace Officer Certificate and is also a certified TCOLE Instructor. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Education and is currently a Ph.D. candidate.
Lieutenant Kelly Kallies began her career with the Schertz Police Department in 2007 as a patrol officer. In 2008, she was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit where she received extensive training in investigative related fields. She completed the Criminal Investigator Certification Program through Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy (AACOG). Lieutenant Kallies promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2011 and continued her assignment in the Criminal Investigations Unit as a supervisor. Added to her daily investigation responsibilities, she also served as the Evidence Technician and later the Evidence Technician Supervisor. Lieutenant Kallies achieved and held an Advanced Evidence Technician Certification through Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians (TAPEIT).
In 2016, Lieutenant Kallies was the pioneer of the Polygraph Unit within the Schertz Police Department. She is the first State Board Certified Polygraph Examiner for the Department. She is a member of multiple accredited polygraph associations for educational and professional growth.
In 2018, Lieutenant Kallies was appointed to Lieutenant and currently serves as the Support Services Commander.
Lieutenant Kallies maintains a Master Peace Officer Certificate. Lieutenant Kallies holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership from Tarleton State University.