Courses & Events

De-escalation skills and techniques are the cornerstone to crisis resolution and typically begin long before they are ever needed. Attendees in this course will be able to explain social, behavioral, legal, ethical and tactical considerations that are intended to de-escalate a situation or prevent escalation into an undesirable confrontation. Additionally, they will be able to describe methods to solicit and obtain cooperation from a potentially uncooperative but non-threatening subject.


Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Thursday, November 18, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Technological advancements over the last 25 years have dramatically altered the traditional crime landscape and have forced law enforcement agencies to adapt to the change. Law enforcement officers are now expected to protect their communities from local offenders committing "traditional" crimes, in addition to computer hackers 10,000 miles away. This new cyber threat is forcing law enforcement to identify its role in preventing cybercrime and how to investigate crimes that are committed using technology. Attendees in this course will identify and discuss digital evidence awareness, emerging cybercrime trends and digital forensics.


Monday, August 16, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Monday, October 18, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
A four-hour, one-day class designed to define domestic violence, protection order, tools and strategies for assessing danger or risk of lethality. Responding to and investigating domestic violence, stalking orders, and lethality will be discussed along with the limitations of protection orders.


Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This class will provide drug investigators with critical tools to utilize existing law to disrupt, dismantle and eliminate these organizations. Conspiracy investigations require investigators to utilize intelligence resources, collaborate with other agencies and partner with prosecutors to be successful. This training will lay out in detail all of these aspects and teach students how to develop, build and complete a drug conspiracy investigation.


Friday, May 7, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
Friday, August 27, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
Friday, October 15, 2021, Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium (Pittsburg, KS)
Emotional intelligence and mindset training can help law enforcement mitigate the impact of stress and improve interpersonal communication within their personal and professional networks. It can strengthen your willpower, allow you to focus on your task at hand, and make better decisions under pressure. This course is designed for and been delivered to every level of law enforcement officer from patrol to command staff.


Monday, February 8, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Essential Spanish for Law Enforcement and Corrections is a 2 1/2 day class designed to assist the officer who has little to no knowledge of the Spanish language. Students will learn the basics of the Spanish language and will be required to learn phrases and words that are helpful when dealing with Spanish speakers.


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This seminar will train officers who conduct training for law enforcement officers, as well as supervisors who oversee the officers and the recruits they are training.


February 16-18, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
April 26-28, 2021, Hays KLETC Regional Training Site (Hays, KS)
This course will introduce law enforcement officers to methods of following a money trail from the proceeds of crime. The officers will learn how to expand an existing investigation to include financial crimes, and ultimately following a money trail to the disposition of those funds. Once the disposition is known, the officer will learn considerations for asset forfeiture based upon proceeds of crime versus facilitation.


Thursday, June 3, 2021, Hays KLETC Regional Training Site (Hays, KS)
Thursday, August 26, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
The Firearms Instructor School is intended to increase the teaching skills of the firearms instructor. All course material will be presented at the instructor level. Only officers who are full-time certified officers and who are or will be assigned firearms training duties should attend.


March 15-19, 2021, KLETC Campus Firearms Range and Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
This is a two-day (16 hour) class that goes beyond the basic armorer's course and discusses advanced maintenance and service issues for the GLOCK pistol.(Current armorers with at least two years' experience are eligible for the Advanced Armorer's Course (AA).

Please register at: AAC-Advanced Armorer's Course

For Meals and Lodging at KLETC, please contact Jenny Caywood at 620.694.1449 or jcaywood@kletc.org for reservations.



February 10-11, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
Learn how to safely use and maintain your weapon in a one-day (eight-hour) class.

Please register at: AC-Armorer's Course

For Meals and Lodging at KLETC, please contact Jenny Caywood at 620.694.1449 or jcaywood@kletc.org for reservations.



Tuesday, February 9, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
This exploratory, interactive course will educate current upcoming law enforcement executives on the latest information regarding alcohol/drug abuse, post-traumatic stress, stress/anxiety, depression, and suicide within the law enforcement community. With increased knowledge, police organizations will be able to create and improve current policies and programs that encourage officers in crisis to seek help so that they may remain productive and contributing members of their law enforcement organization.


Monday, March 1, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This Instructor Development course is designed to provide participants with the fundamentals of course design, lesson plans, facilitation skills and techniques to effectively promote student engagement while managing the classroom.


January 26-29, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
May 18-21, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
August 3-6, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
The LELA Command School is a 300-hour, competency-based professional development program which blends classroom instruction with additional online coursework to deliver the concepts, tools, and practical resources needed for effective management.

Please register at: LELA-Command



January 11, 2021 to November 19, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
This course will introduce officers to methods which allow the officer to consistently monitor their state of mind, interpret their emotions and control their responses to the effects of stress and conflict. Through lecture, demonstration and hands on exercises the students will explore practices that have positive benefits in terms of resilience and overall wellness to both their on-duty performance and personal lives.


Thursday, January 14, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
Thursday, March 4, 2021, Hays KLETC Regional Training Site (Hays, KS)
Thursday, May 20, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
In today's world, Law Enforcement Officers must be efficient physically, mentally and verbally. This class is designed to give today's Police Officers the tools needed to effectively communicate with citizens in a way that everyone is safe, and situations are handled with the highest amount of respect and professionalism.


Thursday, April 15, 2021, Lawrence Police Department Training Room (Lawrence, KS)
This course will help public safety personnel examine their personal financial situation, explore practices that allow them to reach their goals and create a solid foundation for resilience during economic hardship. Establishing healthy financial habits can help reduce stress, shield from ethical problems and reserve security clearances. Through lecture, hands-on exercises and self-assessment, participants will develop their awareness and knowledge in this critical aspect of personal and family wellness. This course spans two afternoon sessions. Both sessions are required to fulfill Fitness for Duty/Resilience certification.


Friday, January 8, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, June 4, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This course will help public safety personnel examine their personal financial situation, explore practices that allow them to reach their goals and create a solid foundation for resilience during economic hardship. Establishing healthy financial habits can help reduce stress, shield from ethical problems and reserve security clearances. Through lecture, hands-on exercises and self-assessment, participants will develop their awareness and knowledge in this critical aspect of personal and family wellness.


Friday, January 15, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, June 11, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This course will provide all law enforcement officers in the State of Kansas the knowledge needed to effectively respond to a pipeline emergency by providing resources to identify what pipelines and products exist in each county/jurisdiction, to identify the local operator representing these pipelines, and how to work a coordinated effort in response to a pipeline incident.


Thursday, January 21, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, February 26, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Bias-based policing occurs when an officer makes decisions or takes action based upon his or her own personal or societal biases or stereotypes, rather than relying on facts and observed behaviors. This program discusses in-depth understanding of bias and how to combat it and racial profiling.


Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Thursday, September 9, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This presentation examines the relationship between confession rates and sex offender characteristics (ie., offender age, relationship to victim, personality type, offense history and prior experience with the criminal justice system). In addition, several studies that investigated the effectiveness of various interviewer styles (investigator demeanor and approach) will be reviewed. Lastly, the presenter will provide anecdotal comments (from 121 admitting adult male sex offenders) related to the thoughts and concerns they had while they were initially being interviewed by detectives. Comments focus on the reason they declined to be interviewed, lied about their sexual crimes, or confessed.


Thursday, May 6, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
The RAIDER Training program exposes first-on-scene responders to the tactical skills necessary to operate successfully in the unique tensions of an active shooter setting - a hostile environment, populated by large numbers of civilians, with an Active Killer attempting to achieve the highest body count possible in the shortest amount of time. This is not a normal event, nor is the response.


February 2-3, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
This course will allow the attendees to explore their spiritual wellness and how spiritual practices can serve as a framework for strong relationships within the home drawing from multiple faiths with a primary draw from Christianity. As first responders draw their inspiration and motivation for selfless acts at work, so to, can these spiritual outlooks transfer to quality of life at home.


Thursday, March 18, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
Thursday, April 22, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
Thursday, June 17, 2021, Hays KLETC Regional Training Site (Hays, KS)
This 4 hour course focuses on strangulation and how strangulation can be the precursor of a possible homicide. The attendees will become familiar with signs, symptoms, and terminologies of strangulation and how to use lethality assessments to help victims understand the lethal situation they might be facing with a strangler. The dangers of minimization during a strangulation investigation with an emphasis on the crime scene and interview. A trauma informed approach to interviewing victims will also be introduced with an understanding of trauma and the brain.


Wednesday, February 10, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
The Tactical Medical for First Responders program is designed to define a Medical Threat Assessment, to include a medical plan for a tactical operation.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
This course will train officers in critical issues surrounding concealed carry and deployment of their firearms. Limitations in capabilities, gear selection, legal and policy issues will be discussed. Officers will train in methods to safely draw and re-holster with a concealment garment, as well as, how to minimize danger when uniformed personnel arrive.


Thursday, January 28, 2021, KLETC Campus Firearms Range and Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
Understanding & Intervention - Older Adults & Dementia is a four-hour, one day class (1 p.m.-5 p.m,) designed to assist participants in recognizing consumers presenting with Dementia and/or age related issues in an attempt to better serve those individual's needs during stressful encounters through better communication.


Monday, January 25, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This 4 hour course focuses on Trauma-Informed Interviews of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims. Domestic violence and sexual assault are two of the most complex crimes we are called upon to respond to and investigate. The complexities of these crimes and the impacts of trauma on a victim require us to be better informed and to think broadly and comprehensively during our response and/or investigation.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This two-day offering is suggested for law enforcement professionals who are considering a promotional opportunity, have been recently promoted, or are new to the Public Management Center's Law Enforcement Leadership Academy.

Please register at: Intro to LELA



March 2-3, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
July 13-14, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
This course is intended to introduce public safety officers and other agency personnel to the information and skills necessary to testify effectively at depositions, court hearings, and trials. Testifying successfully as a witness requires that personnel know how to communicate information to the court and to juries in response to open-ended and closed-ended questions in a way that is precise, objective, and credible.


Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)

Certificate Programs

As dedicated public servants, first responders are often the last to ask for help for themselves. The KLETC Certificate in Health and Wellness for Public Safety has been developed to address and support several aspects of public safety behavioral health. Graduates will be able to immediately apply the skill sets they learn to their profession, providing them with the opportunity in recognizing and addressing their own needs in order to be better equipped in performing their job duties safely.


This certificate program has been organized into a series of educational pillars to include:

  • Building Personal Resilience
  • Family Empowerment Through Spiritual Guidance
  • Mindfulness and Meditation Techniques
  • Personal Financial Fitness
  • Comprehensive Physical Fitness and Nutritional Education


Learning Competency:

  • Participants will support their wellness and resilience with skills learned in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional areas required of law enforcement officers.


What does a KLETC Certificate do for you?


Participating in KLETC Certificate Programs provide endless benefits for those individuals who desire to develop personal and professional growth in the area of public safety.
  • Gain a Competitive Advantage: Certifications can differentiate you from other professionals in your field, showing that you have a demonstrated commitment to understanding and excelling in the public safety profession.
  • Expand Knowledge and Skills: By acquiring new and updated industry information or techniques, you can hone current work habits that may be causing inefficiencies or quality issues with your output while increasing your competencies. This can help give you the skills and confidence to try something new such as establishing the groundwork to implement a more sophisticated working environment.
  • Refresh your Knowledge: Continuing education keeps you current. Even if you've got a lot of experience, certification training can raise your conceptual understanding to a higher level and reconfirm what you already practice. Certification, whether required or optional, will help you make sure you're at the top of traditional public safety standards. And the sooner you have that new knowledge, the faster you can apply it within your agency.
  • Build Connections: Not only are you improving your knowledge and your employment options by getting the certification itself, the connections where you train can be an ongoing source of networking, information, and career development.
  • Build Professional Credibility: Certification demonstrates your commitment to superior professionalism, upholding industry standards, and continued learning. These merits can help boost your professional credibility and prestige within your network, with your current organization, and when pursuing new opportunities in and outside of the public sector.


How do I obtain a KLETC Certificate?


Successful completion of this certificate program, requires participants to complete all mandatory classes listed below, and three elective courses offered. To compliment and balance your educational experience, a final capstone project is also required. Choose one of the following:
  • Candidate will compose a research paper with a PowerPoint presentation over your choice of topic inspired by the training specific to this certificate. The paper should be no less than four pages and must include an additional page on which citations are included. The PowerPoint presentation is meant to highlight the core concepts of your research paper and will be presented to the KLETC Professional Development Committee either in person at KLETC or remotely using Zoom or Skype. The research paper will need to be submitted prior to the PowerPoint presentation or with the PowerPoint presentation if you choose to present in person.
  • Candidate to develop a training course that is at least four hours in length, but no more than eight hours, on a topic specific to Health and Wellness. Prior to delivery, a formal course outline to be submitted to the KLETC Professional Development Committee and is to include participant learning competencies, lesson plan and course objectives. The candidate may choose the location of where the course will be conducted and KLETC will assist with all other logistics. In addition, the candidate must have successfully completed the KLETC Instructor Development Program or equivalent prior to presenting their training course.



Please contact Mary Ellen Kirkbride or Jenny Caywood to request an application or answer any questions.



Note: Additional elective courses to be added as the program evolves.