New year, new sheriff team.

December 29, 2016

New year, new sheriff team.

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Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast

Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast

HART — With the ringing in of 2017, Craig Mast takes over as the new Oceana County sheriff, along with a new administrative team.

Mast has appointed Ryan Schiller as undersheriff; Shane Hasty as lieutenant; and Louis Herremans corrections division lieutenant.

“Sheriff Craig Mast is pleased to announce that his administrative team is in place and ready to assume their respective roles with the sheriff’s office,” states a press release issued by OCSO. “Sheriff Mast was sworn in as the next sheriff of Oceana Couty, Dec. 19, by Judge Anthony Monton in the Circuit Courtroom with other elected officials.

“When Sheriff Mast takes over on Jan. 1, 2017, there will be a completely new administration overseeing the operations of the sheriff’s office.

Undersheriff Ryan Schiller

Ryan Schiller, who was Sheriff Mast’s running mate during the campaign and election, will be appointed as his undersheriff. Ryan began his career at the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office in May of 2005. Ryan is currently assigned as a road patrol deputy and has 16 years of

Oceana County Undersheriff Ryan Schiller

Oceana County Undersheriff Ryan Schiller

law enforcement experience.

Ryan graduated from Hart High School in 1995 and attended Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Community College. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an associate’s degree in law enforcement from Grand Rapids Community College.

Ryan began his career in public safety in 1995 at the then newly-formed joint 911 Center for Mason and Oceana Counties. Ryan was the only part time dispatcher and was hired while he was a graduating senior in high school. Ryan worked at Mason-Oceana 911 as a dispatcher and AeroMed in Grand Rapids while attending college.

Ryan began his career in law enforcement at the Hart Police Department where he worked for a short period of time before transferring to the Ludington Police Department. Ryan worked at the Ludington Police Department for five years where he served as a school resource officer to Ludington Area Schools, an evidence technician and a CPR instructor.

Ryan is also an EMT and firefighter for the Hart Area Fire Department. Ryan has served as one of Oceana County’s medical examiner investigators since 1998. Ryan has been a member of the multi-jurisdictional “Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team,” as well as a crime scene evidence technician.

Ryan has extensive training in computer forensics and network administration.

Ryan received a lifesaving award from the Michigan Sheriff’s Association in 2013 for a drowning incident that occurred on the Pentwater River.

Ryan is married to Angie Schiller, and they live in Hart where they are raising their three elementary-age children.

Lt. Shane Hasty

Shane Hasty will be appointed as lieutenant of the Uniform Services Division. Shane began his career at the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office in 1995 and has 24 years of law enforcement experience. Shane is currently assigned as a detective.

Shane is a Hart High School graduate and attended Grand Valley State University where he obtained his bachelor of science in criminal justice with an emphasis in law enforcement.

Shane began his career in law enforcement at Hart and Shelby police departments in 1992. Shane worked part-time as a police officer and was hired as a marine patrol officer in the summer of 1993. Hasty worked full time at the Hart Police Department until he was hired full-time at the sheriff’s office in 1995.

Shane has served the department in numerous areas including heading up the dive team as dive master. Shane is currently a medical examiner investigator, fire investigator and evidence room supervisor. Shane is a former member of the sheriff’s tactical team.

“Shane was a member of the Hart Area Fire Department for many years, as well as the Knights of Columbus and the Hart Area Jaycees, and has coached little league for the Hart Area Recreation Program. Shane received the American Red Cross Life Saving Award in 2004.

Shane is married to his wife Vicki, and they have three grown children.

Lt. Louis Herremans

Louis Herremans will be appointed lieutenant of the Corrections Division. Louie began his career at the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office in September of 1989. Louie was hired as a dispatcher when all 911 calls were still answered and dispatched from the sheriff’s office. Louie has 32 years of law enforcement experience.

Louie is a graduate of Walkerville High School and attended Ferris State University and West Shore Community College, where he obtained an associate’s degree. Louie has been on staff as an adjunct faculty instructor at West Shore Community College since 2001 where he teaches in the law enforcement program.

Louie began his career in law enforcement at the Whitehall Police Department in November of 1984. Louie worked for the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office prior to coming to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office in 1989.

Louie is currently a firearm, taser, ALICE, patrol rifle and defensive tactics instructor for the sheriff’s office. Louie is an accident investigator, member of the dive team and former member of the sheriff’s tactical team. Louie has been a patrol sergeant since 1999.

Louie lives in the Walkerville area with his wife Gwen, and they have two adult children, one of whom also has a career in law enforcement.

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