Two police captains vying for the same position answered some questions from the public Monday night.
Riley county police department captains Brad Schoen and John Doehling have been selected to interview for the position of director of the Riley County PD.
The two met members of the public Monday at a forum.
Captain John Doehling joined the department in January 1984. He has served in the following capacities: Patrol Officer, Patrol Shift Supervisor (Sgt), Patrol Watch Commander (Lt), Patrol Commander (Cpt), Investigation Division Supervisor (Sgt), Investigation Division Commander (Cpt), Internal Affairs Officer (Lt), Training Officer (Lt), Support Division Commander (Cpt), and Operations Division Commadner (Cpt). He has been assigned numerous special duties including CALEA Accreditation Manager, Tactical Team Member, Tactical Team Leader, and departmental trainer in use of force issues such as chemical munitions, distraction devices, and less lethal technology.
Captain Doehling was raised in Denver, Colorado and came to Manhattan in 1980 while serving in the U.S. Army. An undergraduate degree in psychology was earned at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado in 1977 and a Master's degree in Health Facilities Management and Human Relations was awarded from Webster
University of St. Louis, Missouri in 1979.
Advanced law enforcement training in management and command was obtained through the Southern Police Institute, a department of the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky in 1997. Captain Doehling is married to Diane, also of the department, and has 3 children - Jonathan, Ryan and Shelbi.
Captain Brad Schoen has lived in Manhattan since 1978, and served with Fort Riley's 1st Infantry Division from 1979 through 1981. Brad then attended Kansas State University until his hire as an Officer on the Riley County Police Department in 1983.
After his hire, he served as an Officer for several years and was promoted to Sergeant in the Patrol Division, then to Lieutenant. After promotion to Lieutenant, Brad served as the Department's Training Officer and then as the Internal Affairs Officer. In 1995, he was promoted to Captain and served as Commander of the Support Division from 1995 thru 2001 when he was transferred to the Patrol Division. Brad served in Patrol from 2001 thru 2006 and returned to the Support Division in 2007. Brad received his Bachelor's Degree (Cum Laude) in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Kansas State University in 1995.
Brad is a 1996 graduate of the FBI's National Academy. He is married to Susan and they have two children. They are active as members of New Hope Community Church.