Shawano police names new lieutenant

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Shawano Police Officer Shane Stange will move up the ranks to lieutenant in January after being appointed to the post Monday by the Shawano Police and Fire Commission.

Stange will fill a vacancy being created by Lt. Brad Rabideau’s move to captain, a post that had been left unfilled since the retirement of Jeff Heffernon in November 2014.

The changes are effective Jan. 1.

“I congratulate Shane on his appointment and look forward to working with him as part of our management team,” said Police Chief Dan Mauel.

Stange is a 17-year law enforcement officer who worked seven years with the Kenosha Police Department and the past 10 years with the Shawano Police Department. He is presently a patrol officer working the overnight shift.

Stange is a police tactics instructor and is responsible for training the department’s officers as well as officers from other agencies in defense and arrest tactics, vehicle contacts, emergency vehicle operations, active shooters and tactical medical procedures.

He is also one of two instructors for the popular radKIDS program.

Stange is a primary diver with the Shawano County Dive Team and is a team leader/tactical medic with the Shawano County Special Response Team.

In 2016, Stange received the Optimist Officer of the Year Award and a Shawano Police Department life-saving award.