Silver Lake Police Officer Bios
Chief Marc McCune
Chief McCune started his law enforcement career in 1980 as a police officer with the Winfield, Kansas police department. In 1984 he was accepted to become a state trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol, where he served for twenty-eight years, attaining the promotional ranks of Master Trooper and Lieutenant before retiring as a Troop Commander at the rank of Captain in 2012. During his career with the patrol, his duty stations included Troop E, Ulysses, Troop B, Topeka, Troop A, Kansas City, Troop G, KS Turnpike, Troop K, Topeka, Troop B, Atchison, and two years as a Task Force Agent with the FBI on their Violent Crime/Street Gang Strike Force. He attended the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in 1981, Cowley Community College in 1982, where he earned his EMT credentials, and later completed the Kansas Highway Patrol Academy in 1984, the FBI Executive Leadership Development Course, United States Army Leadership Education Training and Development, the Kansas Law Enforcement Administration and Management Training and Kansas Highway Patrol Leadership training.
After retiring, Chief McCune worked as a Special Agent with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, Chief of Police for the Kansas Adjutant General’s Department, Kansas Army National Guard, and Special Agent in Charge of the Kansas Department of Revenue, Office of Special Investigations before coming to Silver Lake.
He is a member of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, the Kansas Peace Officer’s Association, where he served on the Executive Board, and the Kansas State Trooper’s Association, where he served as a past Troop Director, Secretary, and Vice President, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police where he served as the Vice Chair of the Capitol Police Section.
Officer Doug Ashcraft
Doug began his Law Enforcement career in 1987 at Holton Police Department as a Patrolman in addition to becoming a Certified Fire Fighter. He was rapidly promoted to Sergeant in 1990. Truly a lover of the law, simultaneous with his service to Holton, Kansas, Doug served as a Municipal Judge in Denison, Circleville, and Corning, Kansas, from 1993 through 1996. In 1996, Doug was promoted again to Lieutenant, and he earned Certification as a K-9 Handler through training with the Kansas Highway Patrol. Doug has been in service to our Community in Silver Lake, Kansas, since 2009. Over and above that, Doug spends 40 hours of his work week in the Seaman Schools as a School Resource Officer before coming to Silver Lake for his shifts.