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City of Moscow announces final four candidates for Police Chief

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The City of Moscow announced its final four candidates to be interviewed for the police chief position being vacated by Chief David Duke, who is retiring later this spring. The candidates will begin the interview process on March 30. There will be a public reception at the Best Western Plus University Inn from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for interested community members to meet the candidates.

John Brooks has been with the Portland Police Bureau in Portland, Oregon for over 25 years, currently serving as Captain.  Brooks’ experience includes 13 years in patrol as an officer, sergeant, and lieutenant; 6 years as a homicide detective and detective sergeant; 4 years as a crisis negotiator and team leader; 2 years as a narcotics and vice lieutenant; 3 years as the records division captain and detective captain for the Family Services Division.  Brooks is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the DEA Drug Unit Commander Academy.  Prior to his career in law enforcement, Brooks graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice while he was also a reserve officer for the Pullman Police Department in Pullman, Washington. In addition, Brooks is a veteran of the US Navy where he served as a navigator.  Brooks has been married for 25 years to his wife Tricia, who he met in Pullman and they have four children.

James Fry Jr. is a native of Idaho and graduated from Council High School in 1988.  Fry started his law enforcement career in 1993 with the City of Moscow Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer.  In 1995, he began as a patrol officer who moved through the ranks to his current position as Captain overseeing the Campus Division at the University of Idaho.  In addition, he serves as a SWAT team member, field training officer, firearms instructor, crime prevention officer, bike patrol officer, and Taser instructor.  He is also the accreditation manager for the department for both state and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Standards (CALEA) accreditation processes.  Fry attended the University of Idaho and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1994 and in 2013 received his Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  He has been accepted to attend the FBI National Academy in 2019. Fry resides in Troy, Idaho with his wife, Julie, of 25 years.  He has four children and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.

Roger Lanier was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He moved to Moscow, Idaho in 1984 to attend the University of Idaho earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries Resources in 1988. In 1995 Lanier and his family moved to Cavendish, Idaho to take a job as a police officer with the Lewiston Police Department. Lanier has progressed through the ranks during his 20 year tenure, having worked at every rank including two terms as interim chief of police. He is currently a lieutenant supervising the Support Services Section of the Lewiston Police Department. Lanier has received several awards and recognitions during his career including being a four-time recipient of the Section Employee of the Year Award, a two-time Challenge Coin recipient, and a recipient of the Life Saving Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Merit Award and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.  Lanier has been married for 28 years to Darlyn and has three children who are very active and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and sporting events.

Keith McPheeters was raised in Rexburg, where he lived for more than 20 years.  Currently, McPheeters is the Deputy Chief of Police for the Farmington Police Department in New Mexico where he has served the community for the last 24 years.  The Farmington Police Department has 182 employees (137 police officers) and is CALEA accredited.  McPheeters is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University's Executive Management Program, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) Executive Leadership Institute.  He has a Bachelor's Degree cum laude from Excelsior in the Criminal Justice program.  McPheeters is an avid outdoorsman and has climbed the highest mountain on four of the seven continents.  McPheeters has four children and will soon be celebrating 30 years of marriage with his wife, Tonya, also a native of Idaho.

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