Courses & Events

Creating and maintaining a safer school environment is the primary goal of every SRO. This is a Kansas-developed advanced class for School Resource Officers who have previously participated in a basic School Resource Officer training. This three-day training assists SRO's in equipping themselves with additional information and skills they may need to build their school's program for continued positive growth. The training will also help SRO's learn to recognize, address and prevent crime commonly found within schools. The topics covered in this 24-hour training include building relationships, CPTED/Crisis Drills/Practicals, Kansas School Law, Responding to At-Risk students, Human Trafficking, Interdiction exercises, and networking opportunities.

June 5-7, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
This course covers all M16/AR15 type carbine weapons systems made and their variants. Armorers will be certified in the proper maintenance, care, and repair of these weapons systems, including semi-auto and select-fire trigger systems. This program follows the Manufacturer's guidelines and is taught by FBI and NRA Certified Instructors.

August 7-8, 2023, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
November 7-8, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
The Basic Patrol Rifle course is designed to provide law enforcement officers with the foundational knowledge and skills to effectively and safely utilize a patrol rifle while on duty. This course is aimed at officers with limited or no prior experience with rifles and serves as an introduction to patrol rifle operations.

July 10-11, 2023, Garden City Police Training Center
Crimes that result in blood loss can provide valuable information to the investigator regarding positioning and movement of individuals, and actions that took place during the commission of the crime. In this course, students will learn how to correctly and adequately document the crime scene, individuals, and evidence for submission for bloodstain pattern analysis.

November 7-8, 2023, Washburn University KBI Forensic Science Center
Law Enforcement Snipers & Marksman need to be able to maintain and inspect their rifles to keep them in working order. The course covers the Bolt Action Sniper Rifle systems of the Remington 700 series, Savage 10/110 series, and Winchester/FN 70 series type rifles.
Please register at:Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer Course

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

Monday, November 6, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
This course will cover the various aspects of case management including case prioritization, follow up investigations, documentation, time management, developing contacts and working with prosecutors.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023, Salina Police Department Training Room
In this course, we will examine the premise of CPTED and its application to our schools. Why it is important and how it can be best applied will also be reviewed. A classroom portion will be followed by a site visit to a local school for a walk-though and practical discussion of best practices and realistic expectations.

June 8-9, 2023, Pretty Prairie High School
The training is designed for law enforcement officers and dispatchers who, in their duties, are frequently called upon to deal with individuals who are suffering from brain disorders and mental health issues.

July 17-21, 2023, Manhattan Fire Dept
The D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT) is an intensive two week course. It is designed using current educational philosophies and principles that enhance the transfer of decision-making and critical thinking skills. The DOT attendee will receive a working knowledge of the elementary, middle school and high school D.A.R.E. curricula.

August 21, 2023 to September 1, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
Evidence-Based Insight and Solutions for Recruiting, Retaining and Developing Women Leaders

Wednesday, September 6, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
A 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.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
By developing an early intervention system (EIS), we create a healthier and happier environment, maintain and grow trust with those we serve, and continuously develop our employees. Because EIS systems are designed to identify employees with patterns of problematic conduct early, we can catch concerning trends and work with the employee to avoid a stalled career, discipline, or termination.

Friday, June 23, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Hays KLETC Regional Site
This three hour class is designed to enhance the skills of the law enforcement officer in writing accurate and complete police reports. Emphasis is placed on the proper techniques for writing effective police reports and avoiding common pitfalls that can undermine the officer's ability to refer to the report during courttestimony.

Monday, October 2, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Friday, January 19, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Much is demanded in the current workplace. But many experts agree that emotional intelligence (EQ) is one of the most important skills to have in today's world. The skill not only helps with your work and private life, but it also helps you have a better understanding of yourself.

Thursday, August 24, 2023, Salina Police Department Training Room
This six-hour block of instruction will provide Kansas Law Enforcement an opportunity to obtain legal and legislative updates that affect police operations and investigations. By using an interactive, web-based application, participants will engage in classroom discussion on a wide range of topics Legislative Updates effective July 1, 2023.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Monday, February 26, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
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.

August 1-3, 2023, Lenexa Police Department
October 16-18, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
The FBI will provide a federal overview of criminal civil rights statutes related to Color of Law, Hate Crimes - Bias & Uniform Crime Reporting, and FACE Act violations. Video examples of the use of force and color of law incidents will demonstrate state and/or federal criminal and department violations.

This course contains no sessions
This course is designed to prepare you to properly lead and manage an FTO unit. Each Field Training Manager will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist them in becoming more professional and confident in the application of their skills.

June 19-20, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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.

August 28-30, 2023, Johnson County Regional Police Academy
October 11-13, 2023, Salina Police Department Training Room
January 22-24, 2024, Hays KLETC Regional Site
May 15-17, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
The Firearms Instructor School - Handgun 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.

November 27, 2023 to December 1, 2023, Firearms Range and Classroom Bldg
Fuel pump skimmers are a growing threat to individuals and organizations worldwide. This course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of fuel pump skimmers, including how they work, how to detect and prevent them, and how to respond to skimming incidents.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023, Hays KLETC Regional Site
Tuesday, September 12, 2023, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
Tuesday, December 5, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Gen Zers are starting their careers and Millennials are taking on leadership positions within our organizations. In a refreshing way, we will explore the numerous positive characteristics they bring to our organizations and how to utilize their unique skillsets. We will study how different generations were raised and how it has molded them into the employees they are today. Building on that information, we will examine researched based studies to explore how to recruit, retain, motivate, and grow them into the leaders that we need right now and in the future.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, Johnson County Regional Police Academy
Learn how to safely use and maintain your weapon in a one-day (eight-hour) class.

Please register at: AC-Armorer's Course

Thursday, January 18, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
The Level 1 GST Live Instructor Certification Program (Live ICP) is an immersive 5-day course, with six hours of training per day, totaling 30 hours of instruction. The Live ICP is hosted year-round at various locations throughout the country.

September 18-22, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
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.

September 12-15, 2023, Johnson County Regional Police Academy
This 12-hour course is designed for patrol officers or detectives that would like to learn some more advanced methods of processing crime scenes. The class will focus on recovering fingerprints, pry marks, shoe tracks, and locating and collecting DNA. The methods that will be taught in the class are with products that would be affordable to any agency; therefore, limiting the need for expensive equipment.

August 22-23, 2023, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
This course is specifically designed for Kansas prosecutors who handle and charge vehicular fatal cases and officers that deal with fatal crashes.

October 2-4, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
The Kansas Police Administrators' Seminar (KPAS) is designed for new chiefs and department administrators and senior officers and supervisors who are preparing themselves for chief or other upper level police administrative positions.

June 12-16, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
Creating and maintaining a safer school environment is the primary goal of every SRO. This five-day training assists SROs in equipping themselves with the information and skills needed to identify, address and prevent crime and violence in Kansas schools. The 40-hour curriculum will cover SROs major responsibilities as well as Kansas School Laws, Student Development and the Brain, De-escalation Techniques for Youth, Interviewing Youth, Drug Trends, and Single Officer Response.

June 26-30, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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

July 11-12, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
This 40-hour program is geared toward frontline and newly promoted supervisors.

Please register at: LELA-Supervisor

October 16-20, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
This four-hour block of instruction will provide Kansas Law Enforcement an opportunity to obtain legal and legislative updates for juveniles that affect police operations and investigations. By using an interactive, web-based application, participants will engage in classroom discussion on a wide range of topics Legislative Updates for Juveniles effective July 1, 2022.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Monday, December 4, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Monday, April 1, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
This hands-on course will teach Armorers to maintain, diagnose problems, inspect for wear, and repair their agency's shotguns. This program follows the Manufacturer's guidelines and is taught by FBI and NRA Certified Instructors.

November 9-10, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
Law enforcement officers and first responders are responding with increasing frequency to situations involving one or more individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Even where such calls do not involve allegations of criminal conduct, these situations can quickly become dangerous for the individuals involved, officers and first responders, and bystanders and onlookers. Law enforcement officers need to know the circumstances under which they can take individuals experiencing a mental health crisis into protective custody, where they may take these individuals for care and services, and what protections they have against potential civil lawsuits and criminal charges.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Peer Support is a means for a department to show support to their employees, offering them opportunities to care for themselves and their families. Peer Support helps those, who without it, might turn to substances, illegal activity, poor performance, seeking a different career, mental health issues and even suicide.

September 25-29, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
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.

Friday, July 28, 2023, Hays KLETC Regional Site
Friday, October 27, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
When responding to crime scenes, it is important to recognize probative evidence conducive to latent print examination. Learning to apply the proper development and collection techniques will assist in the recovery of comparable latent prints. In this course, students will get hands-on experience applying various powders on basic and complex surfaces. In addition, they will test and experiment with a number of lifting techniques including tape, gel, hinge, and casting material. Students will also learn and perform a method for taking known prints that do not utilize ink, yet still provide a full and clear recording of the friction ridge skin. In addition, this course will explain proper packaging and submission techniques for latent print evidence and photographs of latent prints.

Thursday, September 7, 2023, Hays KLETC Regional Site
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
The Kansas Crime Stoppers Association presents - PHIL CHALMERS - True Crime Writer and Criminal Profiler Author of The Teen Killer Whisperer Host of Where the Bodies Are Buried PodcastPresents Profiling Dangerous People -FEATURING LIVE INTERVIEWS with serial killers and school shooters

Monday, September 18, 2023, Bowlus Fine Arts Center
First Responders tend to work long non-traditional hours and encounter unique types of job stress that other traditional jobs do not. A healthy marriage can contribute to minimizing stress and distractions. Humans are created as spirit, soul and body. Emotional nurturing and understanding human bonding experiences are every bit as important and necessary as meeting physical needs.

Thursday, November 16, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
This course will examine finances, relationships, adjusting to retirement, our health (physical, emotional, social and spiritual), and how to continue to fulfill our purpose. Finally, we will lay out a blueprint for before, during and after retirement to follow so you can enjoy your well-earned retirement in a fun and purposeful way.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Over the past several years, active community violence situations have brought attention to how first responders respond. One particular concern is how medical care is provided to victims during the early stages of the response. Usually, law enforcement is the first on the scene, and depending on scene safety considerations, they may be the only responders to provide initial aid to themselves, their partners, other first responders, and civilians. As violence against law enforcement and other first responders continues to increase, research shows that having medical providers near downed officers within seconds of being injured increases the chance of the injured officer surviving the incident.

September 6-7, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
The purpose of this training is to develop a lesson plan which an SRO is comfortable teaching to audiences within their school community. Participants will work with a small group to develop a topic into a class presentation. In addition to the class presentation they develop, each officer will have access to presentations created by other groups in the class to use in their schools.

Friday, August 11, 2023, Lawrence Police Department Training Room
This course will teach participants the legal requirements that must be satisfied before a search warrant will be issued and how they can satisfy these requirements with their application and supporting affidavit. In addition to search warrants for homes, businesses, and multi-unit residences, attention will also be given to obtaining records from cellular service providers and social media companies.

Monday, October 30, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Wednesday, March 13, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
This course is a 4-hour SFST re-certification class. This course is for any certified law enforcement officer who is in need of SFST re-certification. Any full-time, part-time, or reserve officer is welcome to attend. There is no cost for this training. This course will provide you training with new tools to detect impaired drivers and to combat the growing drunk driving problem in every community.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
Tuesday, August 22, 2023, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
Wednesday, August 23, 2023, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, Hays KLETC Regional Site
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, Hays KLETC Regional Site
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.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
The Tactical Medical for First Responders program is designed to define a Medical Threat Assessment, to include a medical plan for a tactical operation.

Monday, July 10, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Thursday, November 30, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Trauma-informed law enforcement response training aims to equip law enforcement with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to better respond to trauma survivors and provide techniques that law enforcement can use to support victims and reduce re-traumatization.

Thursday, August 10, 2023, Hays KLETC Regional Site
This course focuses on Trauma-Informed Responses to 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.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Tuesday, January 9, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Tuesday, April 30, 2024, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
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.

Thursday, September 14, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Thursday, April 11, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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.

Monday, September 18, 2023, Firearms Range and Classroom Bldg

Certificate Programs

Attention Kansas law enforcement executives, command and supervisory personnel, and field training officers!

Are you seeking an innovative and specialized professional development plan for your recent basic training graduates?

KLETC has developed a new Post Academy Training School (P.A.T.) to turn your new officer into a master practitioner. We have created a program to enhance and reinforce the core policing principles through competency-based training. This course will consist of five required (GOLD) classes and a minimum of three elective classes that will average nearly 120 training hours over three years, satisfying the 40-hour continuing education statutory mandate, K.S.A 74-5607a(b).The P.A.T. School will provide a simulated environment for the officer to work through standard police calls reflective of those Kansas law enforcement officers encounter daily.

Each GOLD class will be progressive, allowing additional time and attention to emphasize fundamental skills while holding officers accountable for their knowledge, behavior, and attitude. Creating real-world experiences that provide limited information and deliver stress will engage PAT School participants to scaffold their experiences and strengthen their critical thinking and decision-making skills. These clinical experiences will involve supervised assessments, reasoning, and responses that elevate emotional intensity, confusion, and disorganized thinking that are present during real police calls. Lastly, a three-day, cumulative "Q" (Qualification) School will provide a final opportunity to substantiate officers' competency by demonstrating their fluency in policing practice and set them on a path to accelerate professional growth.

GOLD Class #1: Maintaining the Profession

This class is based on instilling the qualities of professionalism as both a student and a law enforcement officer. Such items as maintaining professional licensure, avoiding professional sanctions, and achieving career satisfaction will be explored. Topics discussed include established codes of conduct, professional ethics, and societal expectations. The student will examine their attitudes toward public service, their duty to act, and the role of law enforcement within their community.
  • KS-CPOST Investigations
  • Training Requirements
  • Professional Code of Ethics
  • Personal Ethics
  • Departmental Expectations
  • Personal Motivations
  • Officer Wellness and Fit for Duty
  • Mental and Physical Injuries
  • Career Satisfaction and Legacy

Gold Class #2: Patrol Responder

This class focuses on when the officer notices criminal activity, receives a call, or becomes aware of a need for a law enforcement response when transitioning to an investigator's role. They will develop good decision-making skills regarding tactics, scene management, and resource allocation. Issues surrounding the intervention of criminal acts, controlling scenes for safety and security, and transitioning from scene management to investigation will be discussed.
  • Patrol Observation Skills
  • Equipment Selection and Maintenance
  • Tactical Skill Development and Maintenance
  • Stress Decision Making and Performance
  • Response Tactics and Route Selection
  • Contain, Control, and Communicate (locking down the scene)
  • Decisive Intervention (Tactical, Medical)
  • Lawful Contacts, Detainments, and Arrests
  • Communication Skills (Personal, Team, Department)
  • Chain of Command Notification and Responsibilities
  • The transition from Tactical to Investigation

Gold Class #3: Patrol Investigation

This class will examine the role of patrol in conducting criminal investigations. The student will develop skills in observing and identifying criminal behavior and determining how to initiate an investigation. Issues involving suspect and investigator interactions and documentation of evidence will be explored. Suspect and victim interviews will be vital in building the patrol investigator's skills. Students will examine when to transition an investigation to specialty-trained investigators or call on additional resources.
  • Identification of Criminal Activity
  • Street Interviews
  • Developing Intelligence
  • Patrol Surveillance
  • Scene and Interview Documentation
  • Protecting and Gathering Evidence
  • Legal Questioning

Gold Class #4: Roadside Investigation

These circumstances may include traffic stops or day-to-day interactions with the community on our roadways and parking lots. Increased knowledge of vehicle laws, drug activity signs, or other criminal activity indications will be stressed. The student will examine safety issues related to the "roadside" environment and how best to utilize safety tactics and equipment.
  • Lawful Contact and Detainments
  • Recognition of Criminal Activity
  • Safe Roadside Tactics
  • Use of Safety Equipment
  • Drug Interdiction/Impaired Driver
  • Traffic Law and Enforcement
  • Proactive Policing

Gold Class #5: Community Service

This class examines the role of the law enforcement department and officers in the community. Students will discuss how their culture and that of the community interact and set foundations for expectations. Issues surrounding trust and transparency will be explored, as well as how individual officers' actions can affect attitudes on all sides. Students will be encouraged to reflect on personal and professional ethics to promote community and career satisfaction.
  • Department Culture
  • Community Culture (sub-cultures)
  • To Serve and Protect (professional and personal ethics)
  • Resilience (Burnout)
  • Community Outreach
  • Community Problem Solving (beyond crime fighting)
  • Nontraditional Police Services
  • Community Resources

GOLD classes will be added to the list as they are developed.