The Hastings Police Department Administrative Division consists of the Chief of Police who is responsible for the overall operation and staff of the Police Department, two Lieutenants with both Lieutenants being responsible for various operational divisions within the department, and an Office Manager who is responsible for overseeing the Department’s records management division.
Chief Bryan D. Schafer is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. He was appointed as the Police Chief for the City of Hastings on November 4, 2013 after serving 22 ½ years with the Minneapolis Police Department. During his tenure with Minneapolis, Schafer served as the Commander of both the 1st and 2nd Police Precincts. Schafer is dedicated to building community partnerships in order to improve livability and reduce crime.
Lieutenant Joe Kegley began his career with the Hastings Police Department in 1987 when he was hired as a Patrol Officer. Lieutenant Kegley was assigned to the Investigation Division in 1991, promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1993 and promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant in 2000.
Lieutenant Jim Rgnonti also began his career with Hastings in 1987 as a Patrol Officer, was assigned to the Investigation Division in 1991, promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2000 which he held until the year 2005 when he was promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant.
Mary Cofer began her career with the Hastings Police Department in 1998 as a Receptionist/Dispatcher. In 1999 she transferred to a Police Secretary position within the Department, and in 2003 was promoted to her current position of Office Manager.