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Kirk Bane

Patrol Lieutenant

Lieutenant Kirk Bane began his career with the Aberdeen Police Department in 1997 after receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Safety and Risk Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. Lt. Bane graduated from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Academy in June 1998 and was assigned to the Patrol Division. In August 1998 Bane was assigned to the Special Operations Unit and was tasked with narcotics interdiction and gang suppression where he remained until his promotion to Officer First Class in 1999. In July 2000 Bane earned the rank of Detective and was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. Bane was promoted to Corporal in October 2001 and assigned to the Patrol Division as a shift supervisor. In April 2005 Bane was promoted to Sergeant and remained in the Patrol Division as a shift supervisor until July 2006 when he earned the rank of Detective Sergeant and was placed in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division In this capacity Bane oversaw criminal investigations, internal investigations, crime scene processing and the Special Operations Unit. Bane remained in this position until he was promoted to Lieutenant in March 2011 and placed in command of the Patrol Division. Bane has also been a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team

since 1998 and has been a Team Leader since 2000. Bane has received several awards throughout his career from the City, County, State and Federal levels and in 2002 was named Harford County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Lt. Bane commands the Patrol Division, the Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team and the Police Auxiliary. The Patrol Division is made up of 3 permanently assigned shifts consisting of 24 officers, one of which is a K-9. The S.W.A.T. team consists of 12 highly trained officers assigned a variety of tasks to include execution of high risk search warrants and handling hostage/barricade situations. The Police Auxiliary consists of civilian volunteers who complete a background investigation and are then trained in police tactics and functions to work hand in hand with sworn officers in a variety of situations.

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