Captain Paul D. Kerperin, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Drug and Crime Control Division, announces that Sergeant Daniel P. Banasik, Q/DDCC, is being promoted to lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Drug & Crime Control Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, effective April 1

Captain Paul D. Kerperin, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Drug and Crime Control Division, announces that Sergeant Daniel P. Banasik, Q/DDCC, is being promoted to lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Drug & Crime Control Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, effective April 1.

Banasik was appointed to the Patrol on Aug. 1, 1986, as a member of the 58th Recruit Class. Upon completing his training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop D, Zone 11, Jasper County. He transferred to Zone 1, Greene County, on May 1, 1990. On May 1, 1992, Banasik transferred to the Division of Drug & Crime Control and was assigned to the Narcotics Unit. While working in that assignment, he has been promoted to corporal (Feb. 1, 1995) and sergeant (Jan. 1, 1998). From 1998 to 2019, Banasik served as the Patrol's liaison to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Lieutenant Banasik grew up in Springfield, and graduated from Parkview High School in Springfield. He earned a Bachelor of Science in English from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University), in Springfield, in 1985. Lt. Banasik and his wife, Susan (Radford), have two children.