Courses & Events

This class will give an overview of civil process in the State of Kansas, which will include basic civil versus criminal law; types of court orders and documents served, with specifics on Protection Orders, Writs of Execution, Evictions, Probate Orders and Tax Warrants and the service of process. Handouts will be provided with time allowed for questions on any of the material covered.


This course contains no sessions
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On every shift, police officers experience boundless stressors that can range from the merest encounter to outright chaos. This cumulative exposure can affect officers' mental and physical health, contributing to problems such as post-traumatic stress injuries, substance misuse, depression, and suicidal ideation. We will discuss practices that will promote mental health and wellness awareness. We will also introduce a paradigm shift in addressing factors inherent with the law enforcement organizational and cultural norms that provides a new innovating way to implement suicide prevention within an agency.


Thursday, October 29, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Police officers experience frequent and ongoing stressors in their work. These stressors range from their constant risk of staying safe on the job, restricting and conflicting policies, public opinion, public perceptions, and even civil unrest. And, simultaneously be prepared and decisive in responding to and investigating critical incidents, intentional human acts that shock the conscious, preserve life and respond to mass disasters. While these stressors are duly accepted the very day they pinned on the badge, there are healthy alternatives to mitigate burnout, substance abuse, marital problems, anxiety, depression or even post-traumatic stress injuries.


Thursday, October 29, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


November 30, 2020 to December 4, 2020, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
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.


This course contains no sessions
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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, October 21, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Understanding and utilizing appropriate emotional intelligence is a key element in police matters and can be seen as a root problem in a majority of police controversy. People with high emotional intelligence have greater mental health, exemplary job performance, and more potent leadership skills.The ability for an officer to express and control their emotions is essential, but so is the ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. A law enforcement practitioner's ability to manage and use their emotions effectively and in a positive way is crucial for stress management and career survival while aiding in and helping establish positive community relations.


Monday, November 2, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Essential Spanish for Law Enforcement is a 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.


September 28-30, 2020, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
November 4-6, 2020, Barta Training Complex (Berryton, 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.


November 2-6, 2020, KLETC Campus Firearms Range and Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
This course will give first responders the information and tools to develop the capacity to recover from difficulties associated with responding to both common and extreme situations in their public service.


Friday, October 9, 2020, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
The format of the course is broken up into two learning modules so participants not only gain knowledge and information, but also have the opportunity to practice the resilience tools they are taught in class over a two week time frame. During that time, participants will be exposed to various resilience skills in the categories of physical, mental/emotional, spiritual and social. The unique format will provide participants an opportunity to benefit from "peer support resilience coaching." Research has shown that if we want to make habits stick, one of the secrets to lasting change is found in the power of groups who hold us accountable. Participants will be required to do a small amount of homework and report back to the group each time we meet to discuss progress, obstacles and input from the group to promote successful habit change and improve resilience. You must take Part 1 and Part 2 to receive a certificate of attendance. You must take both Part 1 and Part 2 to receive your certificate of attendance.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
The format of the course is broken up into two learning modules so participants not only gain knowledge and information, but also have the opportunity to practice the resilience tools they are taught in class over a two week time frame. During that time, participants will be exposed to various resilience skills in the categories of physical, mental/emotional, spiritual and social. The unique format will provide participants an opportunity to benefit from "peer support resilience coaching." Research has shown that if we want to make habits stick, one of the secrets to lasting change is found in the power of groups who hold us accountable. Participants will be required to do a small amount of homework and report back to the group each time we meet to discuss progress, obstacles and input from the group to promote successful habit change and improve resilience. You must take Part 1 and Part 2 to receive a certificate of attendance. You must take both Part 1 and Part 2 to receive your certificate of attendance.


Monday, September 28, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This course is designed 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.


December 1-2, 2020, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts - Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, 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 course will help First Responders develop good nutrition, physical health and general wellness through their development of their own fitness plan.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Interdiction for the Protection of Children is designed to make patrol officers aware of the variety of resources available to assist them in establishing the status of a child who may be missing, exploited, or at risk of exploitation and what courses of action are immediately available.


October 7-8, 2020, 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)
As first responders, police officers often have access to the most isolated individuals, including those who are older persons. Police officers are often an important gateway for older citizens to the community health and social services network. They are called upon to respond to various elder abuse situations, both at home and in senior living centers. First responders play a key role in investigating or preventing crimes against older citizens and dependent adults. However, the detection and assessment of this population is not systematic.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
As first responders, police officers often have access to the most isolated individuals, including those who are older persons. Police officers are often an important gateway for older citizens to the community health and social services network. They are called upon to respond to various elder abuse situations, both at home and in senior living centers. First responders play a key role in investigating or preventing crimes against older citizens and dependent adults. However, the detection and assessment of this population is not systematic.


Thursday, November 12, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
While many agencies have programs in crime scene processing, the level of training and resources available varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, as does the opportunity to work with evidence. To help these agencies, Kansas Bureau of Investigation has developed a comprehensive Lab Services Training and Outreach Program.


Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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 13, 2020 to November 20, 2020, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
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



September 22-23, 2020, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
This 40-hour program is geared toward frontline and newly promoted supervisors.

Please register at: LELA-Supervisor



October 12-16, 2020, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
Leadership Development is an introduction to five of the most crucial leadership pillars needed for current and future leaders. Officers will explore the components of Leadership Styles, including Servant Leadership, Generational Differences, Mentoring & Reverse Mentoring, Communication, and Conflict Resolution. Each topic presents the traditional aspect of each section combined with current events/best practices and is supported with small group assignments and discussion.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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. 


Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Pittsburg Fire Dept (Pittsburg, KS)
Monday, November 9, 2020, Concordia City Hall (Concordia, KS)
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.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020, McPherson Community Building (McPherson, 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, November 6, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, January 8, 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, November 13, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, January 15, 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.


Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, October 30, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, November 20, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


This course contains no sessions
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This course prepares participants through instruction and practice to properly prepare written reports common to the criminal justice/LE community. This course will focus on the structure of reports to include the reason reports are important. Attendees will be able to take good field notes, build a report that best represent what happened on scene, keep the report organized and build a report that will assist in the court hearing process.


October 26-27, 2020, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
The criminal diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals can be a complex and confusing issue for law enforcement. These otherwise legally prescribed controlled substances can become illegal when diverted from the standard practice of medicine. The diversion of controlled pharmaceutical opioids has directly led to the current opioid crisis we are experiencing in the United States. This class will help to guide law enforcement investigators as they address these complex cases.


Friday, October 16, 2020, 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, October 8, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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)
early twice the number of officers take their own life than those killed in the line of duty. Stress Management continues to remain an important and under-appreciated aspect of law enforcement. Even after decades of research and training, law enforcement practitioners continue to assume that some things are just "part of the job".


Friday, October 23, 2020, 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.


Thursday, September 24, 2020, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
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, November 11, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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)

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