Friday, January 1, 2016

"Meet Our Officers" introducing Det. Kevin Doheny

Kevin was born and raised in Bergenfield NJ.  He attended Lincoln School, Roy W. Brown Middle School and graduated from Bergenfield High School in 1983. 

Kevin joined the US Air Force in 1986 and was stationed at TAC HQ’s/Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, VA.  He was assigned to the 74th Tactical Air Control Squadron working in a mobile radar unit.  He was then assigned to 1st Air Force.  Kevin was honorably discharged in 1994 after 4 years Active Duty and 4 years In-Active Reserves.   

In 1992, Kevin was sworn in as a Police Officer for the Bergenfield Police Department.  He had the pleasure of working alongside his father, Sgt. Dennis Doheny, who retired in 1994, and his mother, Dos Doheny, who worked with the Traffic Division for many years as Supervisor of the Boro Crossing Guards.  Kevin has been a Police Officer for the Boro of Bergenfield for the past 24 years.  He worked in the Patrol Division for 7 years where he was a Field Training Officer (FTO) for Officers who graduated from the Police Academy.  He has been a Detective for the past 17 years.  He is assigned in the Juvenile Bureau and works closely with all matters concerning juveniles as well as all general investigations.     

Kevin is a Certified Firearms Instructor for the Department and has been instructing/qualifying officers for the past 18 years.  He is the liaison to the Bergen County Prosecutors Office/Juvenile Intake Unit as well as the liaison to the BCPO Megan’s Law Unit.  In 2009, Kevin began attending numerous courses to become a composite artist.  He became a certified composite artist in 2012.  Kevin is a past Vice-President and Treasurer of the Bergenfield PBA Local 309 as well as a past Honor Guard Member for the Department. 

While with the Bergenfield Police Department, Kevin has been awarded numerous lifesaving awards and unit citations.

Kevin and his wife Lynda have been married for 25 years.  They have three children Brittany, Kaitlynn and Kevin.

When not at work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, reading, drawing and playing one of his many guitars.  He is interested in historical issues, specifically the Civil War and has been asked to speak to students at Franklin School about the history and battle of Gettysburg.  Kevin has also been a guest speaker at St. Peters University for the past several years, instructing students on Juvenile Justice Issues, Juvenile Laws and Crime Scene Preservation.

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