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Executive Director Doug Schroeder

Doug Schroeder
Executive Director

Doug Schroeder started his law enforcement career in 1996 and was appointed Police Chief in Hesston, Kansas in 2001. After 20 years as Police Chief, Doug was appointed the Director of the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training in August of 2021. Doug has a bachelor’s degree from Central Christian College and a graduate degree from Fort Hays State University. Doug is an adjunct instructor in the criminal justice departments of several Kansas colleges. Doug is a graduate of the Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (class #361) and is a past president of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. Doug has received various local, state, and national awards during his career including the Presidential Medal of Valor from United States President Donald Trump in 2018.

Commission Counsel Michelle Meier

Michelle R. Meier
Commission Counsel

Michelle R. Meier began her legal career in 2002 in the Pittsburg, KS area. During that time Michelle handled Child in Need of Care cases, criminal cases, family law matters, and worked as a certified Mediator.

Beginning in 2007, Michelle served as a Prosecutor for the City of Wichita where she prosecuted misdemeanor crimes that included Domestic Violence, DUI, drug crimes, theft, and prostitution. She also assisted with the development and implementation of the first Mental Health Court in the state of Kansas. Michelle joined the staff at CPOST as legal counsel in 2016.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from the University of Kansas. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2002. Michelle is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri.

Administrative Assistant Rose Ohmart

Rose Ann Kelley
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Rose Ann Kelley was hired with KSCPOST in December 2014.  She retired from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office with over 20 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant and Administrative Specialist.  During this time she was assigned to the detention bureau, Professional Standards Unit and the Investigations Division.  Rose Ann’s duties at CPOST include assisting the Executive Director in meetings and other administrative support functions, correspondence and budget preparation, purchasing, time and leave reporting, and human resource responsibilities.

Office Assistant Eva Smith

Eva Smith
Office Assistant

Office Assistant Eva Smith began working for KSCPOST in July of 2017. Eva has over 7 years of experience working as an Administrative Professional. Prior to her work at CPOST, she primarily worked in education, accounting, and front office operations. Eva's essential duties at CPOST include assisting in maintaining the Central Registry via entering various training and employment reports and supporting the Administrative Assistant in general office functions.    

Matt Deffner

Matthew Deffner
Central Registry Manager

Central Registry Manager Matt Deffner began working with KSCPOST as a Staff and Technical Support Specialist. While working as staff support, he assisted and learned the intricacies of maintaining the Central Registry. In Novemeber of 2010, he took the full duties of the Central Registry Manager and works with law enforcement agencies to help keep rosters and training records current and accurate. Matt Deffner also maintains the KSCPOST website. He graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing.

Investigator Michael Oliver

Michael Oliver
Special Investigator

Investigator Michael Oliver began his law enforcement career in 1977 and worked with the Reno County Sheriff’s Office, the Hesston Police Department and retired from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. While with Sedgwick County, Mike moved up through the ranks and served as a Deputy, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and the Major in charge of law enforcement operations. 

Mike holds an Associate’s Degree in Police Science from Hutchinson Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Friends University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, Class #108. Mike also graduated from the Central States Law Enforcement Executive Development program, the Mini MPA program through Wichita State University and Leadership Wichita.

Investigator George Brown

George Brown
Special Investigator

Investigator George Brown began his law enforcement career in 1981 and worked for Mulvane Police Department, McPherson Police Department, Allen County Sheriff's Office and retired from the Ford County Sheriff's Office in 2015. George worked as a Patrolman, Deputy Sheriff, Investigator and Undersheriff. While at the Ford County Sheriff's Office, George developed the Crimes Against Children's Unit and became a specialist in investigating crimes against children and internet crimes. In 2011, he was awarded Medal of Merit for bringing the Ford County Sheriff's Office to the leading edge of detection, apprehension and prosecution of child sex offenders.

Investigator Richard Powell

Richard Powell
Special Investigator

Investigator Richard Powell began his law enforcement career with the Derby Police Department in 1975.  In 1976 he started working with the Wichita Police Department, later moving to the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) and retired from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office as Undersheriff in charge of the Administration Bureau. 

Richard is a graduate of the FBI National Academy-Session 267, FBI Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program.  Richard has a Master of Science Degree in Management Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, a Mini Master of Public Administration certificate and is a graduate of Leadership Wichita.  He has 17 years’ experience as a college Adjunct Instructor and is a guest instructor at KLETC.  Richard is a long-standing member of several professional Kansas law enforcement organizations and is a Past-President (2014) and Life Member of the Kansas Peace Officers Association.  Richard served five years as an appointed KS-CPOST Commissioner, representing KPOA and the training function of Kansas law enforcement.