Public Information Officer (PIO)


Lt. Shane McCarter

Lieutenant Shane McCarter is the Public Information Officer and lieutenant over special operations for the Longview Police Department. He was transferred from the Patrol Division to the PIO position in April, 2017. Lt. McCarter graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1995. He began his law enforcement career with the Arlington Police Department that same year. While serving the citizens of Arlington he worked as a patrol officer and as a Traffic Division officer for approximately 15 years. In 2003, he promoted to the rank of Sergeant with the Arlington Police Department. During his tenure as a sergeant there he developed the traffic enforcement officer program within the Traffic Division before transferring to the patrol division as a Sergeant until he left the Arlington Police Department in 2010. In 2010 Lt. McCarter began his career with the Longview Police Department. Lt. McCarter has served as a patrol officer, Field Training Officer, and promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2015 and Lieutenant in May of 2018. He currently serves as the Public Information Officer, lieutenant over the Special Operations Division for the department, and manages the departments Honor Guard.