Lieutenants




Mike S. Gancasz,
 was hired by the Police Department on August 4, 2000.  Commander Gancasz is currently assigned to our Patrol Division. Lieutenant Mike Gancasz began his law enforcement career with the San Pablo Police Department in 2000 as a Patrol Officer. After assignments with Patrol and Investigations he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2008. During his career, Lieutenant Gancasz has served the Police Department in many roles. As an Officer and Sergeant he was assigned to both Patrol and Investigations. He was also a Field Training Officer, Instructor, and Supervisor of the Department’s Training Program for 7 years. He spent 4 years with the Department’s Gang Unit that served with the FBI East Bay Safe Streets Task Force. Lieutenant Gancasz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Management, and is a 2012 graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. He was named the San Pablo Police Officer of the Year in 2003. Lieutenant Gancasz and his wife live in Contra Costa County and have one daughter.








John Benone
was promoted to Lieutenant in February 2018. He has served as a sworn officer for the San Pablo Police Department since 1997 and has been member of law enforcement since he became a West Contra Costa Unified School District police officer and a reserve police officer with the City of San Pablo in 1994. He has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, Detective, and sergeant during his tenure with the department. In 2001, Lieutenant Benone was the recipient of the Officer of the Year Award. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento and a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate and a P.O.S.T  Management Certificate.Lieutenant Benone is responsible for Services/Records.






Shawn Ray 
was hired as a police officer in 2001. In 2013, Lt. Ray was promoted to Detectives, where he was assigned to investigate crimes against children and sexual assaults. In 2015, Lt. Ray was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the patrol division.  In 2018, Lt. Ray was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned as a patrol Watch Commander, overseeing the patrol division.  In 2020 Lt. Ray was transferred to the Investigations Division.  Lt. Ray has held the assignments of: Patrol officer, SWAT Operator/Assistant Team Leader/Tactical Commander, Bicycle Patrol Officer, K-9 Handler/Unit Coordinator, Field Training Officer, Range Instructor, Detective and Police Officer Association Treasurer.  Throughout Lt. Ray’s career, he promoted the values of community policing.  Lt Ray has participated in and coordinated several multifaceted projects to better the living conditions for our residents.





Dan Wiegers was promoted to Lieutenant in 2018. He was born and raised in San Pablo, and got his start in Law Enforcement at the age of 15 as a police explorer with the Richmond Police Department. He graduated from Richmond High School and enlisted in the United State Marine Corps as a Military Policeman, attaining the rank of Corporal. Dan was stationed in Washington D.C. and Okinawa, Japan before receiving an honorable discharge. Dan attended the Napa Valley Police Academy and was hired by the San Pablo Police Department in 1999. Dan served 6 years as a Detective assigned to sexual assault investigations and has held positions/co-lateral duties as: Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Training Manager, and Police Association President (4 years) and Vice-President (2 years). Dan earned his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice Management in 2016. Dan is happily married and is a father to three young men. His hobbies include Golfing, Fishing, Riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Family Range days, and Family Dirt Bike/Off-Road trips. Lieutenant Wiegers is responsible for Patrol (Staffing/Scheduling), Field Training Program (FTP), Bike Patrol, Social Media Team, Jailers, and our Explorers and Cadets.




Lt. Mike Gancasz
John Benone-57
Shawn Ray-26
Dan Wiegers-45