Courses & Events

This is an advanced training for officers who have completed Standardized Field Sobriety Testing training to give them additional skills to recognize signs and symptoms of impairment from drugs other than alcohol.

September 16-17, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
November 12-13, 2024, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
February 10-11, 2025, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
April 8-9, 2025, Riley County Public Works Training Room
May 13-14, 2025, Hays KLETC Regional Site
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.

November 19-20, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
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 18, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
This course provides the most recent state and federal case law directly affecting Kansas street officers. During the class, there will also be deeper discussions about current hot topics in constitutional law enforcement practices, policies, and procedures.

Wednesday, August 14, 2024, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
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.

Monday, November 4, 2024, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
This is a one day course designed to provide an introduction to digital photography, camera operations and basic scene photography. This course will help students understand camera functions in order to create crisp, clear digital images. For crime scene photography we will focus on depth of field, overall, mid-range and close-up photography. We will also look at techniques for low-light and laser photography.

Wednesday, October 30, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Wednesday, March 19, 2025, Hays KLETC Regional Site
Wednesday, May 7, 2025, Washburn University KBI Forensic Science Center
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 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024, Riley County Public Works Training Room
August 5-9, 2024, Resurrection Overland Park
August 19-23, 2024, Salina Police Department Training Room
October 7-11, 2024, Olathe Police Department
Cryptocurrency Basics is a 5-hour training designed to give law enforcement officers the basics of cryptocurrency.

Tuesday, October 8, 2024, Hays KLETC Regional Site
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 19-30, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
This 4-hour training will cover how information is compiled, analyzed, and/or disseminated to anticipate, prevent, or monitor criminal activity. The different forms of intelligence will be covered, how to obtain the information, and finally what to do with it.

Wednesday, October 9, 2024, 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, September 24, 2024, Kingman Expo Ctr
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 court testimony.

Wednesday, October 23, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Wednesday, January 15, 2025, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Emotional intelligence (EQ) and the ability to resolve conflict is often at the heart of a law enforcement officer's day. The skills not only help with your work and private life but give you a better understanding of yourself. Many controversial events that have occurred within the profession have been born out of an officer's lack of EQ or their inability to control emotions.

Thursday, October 17, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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, 2024.

Wednesday, January 29, 2025, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Wednesday, February 12, 2025, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Friday, February 28, 2025, 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.

November 6-8, 2024, Wichita Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center
Proper operation of an emergency vehicle is critical for police officers and public safety. In the Emergency Vehicle Operation course, participants become familiar with terminology, driving skills and liability issues that relate to the operation of a police vehicle, and will equip participants with necessary skills, techniques, and operational principles.

September 17-18, 2024, Dodge City Raceway Park
Over the past several years, law enforcement and first responders across the United States have seen an alarming increase in the availability of dangerous synthetic opioids in the communities we serve. A large percentage of these synthetic opioids are derivatives of the synthetic drug "fentanyl." Fentanyl is listed as a Schedule II prescription drug that mimics the effects of morphine in the human body, but at a much higher potency. In addition to its high potency, fentanyl is readily available and is often used as an "additive" to other controlled substances, leading to an alarming increase of overdose deaths and accidental exposures.

Thursday, September 26, 2024, Hays KLETC Regional Site
Thursday, November 7, 2024, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
Wednesday, January 22, 2025, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Thursday, March 6, 2025, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Thursday, May 8, 2025, Zoom Facilitated 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 16-17, 2025, 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.

October 7-11, 2024, Firearms Range and Classroom Bldg
Learn how to safely use and maintain your weapon in a one-day (eight-hour) class.

Please register at: AC-Armorer's Course

Tuesday, February 4, 2025, Integrity Auditorium
When combined with the techniques taught in the Level 1 course, GST Level 2 provides any law enforcement agency with a complete defensive tactics solution. With 17 additional techniques, GST Level 2 covers everything from multiple officer arrest procedures and dynamic weapon retention to vehicle extractions and compliant handcuffing techniques (low risk and high risk).

September 23-27, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
From Victim Identification to Prosecution is a practitioner-led interactive training course for all Kansas-certified law enforcement officers and non-commissioned analysts. The course is designed to increase recognition and investigative skills in combatting human sex trafficking.

Friday, November 15, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Tuesday, February 25, 2025, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Friday, May 16, 2025, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
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.

September 17-18, 2024, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
Introduction to Internal Affairs and Professional Standards is an 8 hour introductory course designed to provide an overview of the role and importance of law enforcement agencies' internal affairs and professional standards units and the ethical foundation and principles guiding internal investigations.

Friday, October 18, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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 30, 2024 to October 3, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
In this course, students will learn about the comprehensive case analysis of a fire scene, from the investigative beginnings, through the laboratory analysis of samples, to the potential courtroom. The class will be jointly instructed by members of both the State Fire Marshal's office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation laboratory.

Tuesday, October 15, 2024, Overland Park Fire Training Center
This course will focus on providing law enforcement officers, from any rank or agency, with the training needed to conduct evidence-based interviewing and interrogation techniques that are shown to produce more information. Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of rapport, formulating effective questions, disclosure of evidence, and how to obtain more information.

October 3-4, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
KDOT Law Enforcement Liaisons promote KDOT traffic safety programming and information resources available to Kansas law enforcement agencies. They work with the 300+ police agencies across the state to increase the effectiveness of traffic law enforcement, especially in those areas related to occupant protection, speed, impaired or distracted driving and underage drinking.

Tuesday, September 24, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
Developed by the Kansas Attorney General's Office, this course covers critical topics, including consumer protection, identity theft prevention and investigation, and understanding blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Participants will gain an understanding of relevant statutes, investigative techniques, and enforcement strategies.

Wednesday, August 21, 2024, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
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 21-22, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
This class examines the many legal issues involved in car stops. Topics include temporary detentions, reasonable suspicion, probable cause, consent, safety stops, tipsters, use of K-9s, interdiction techniques, searches and interviews.

Tuesday, August 6, 2024, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
The Summit is an investigator led training event designed to exchange best practices, emerging trends, and investigative strategies related to human trafficking, commercial sex, and gambling.

November 19-21, 2024, Argosy Casino - Casino and Hotel
Injuries to babies and children are often missed as abuse, due to the lack of awareness and knowledge on the part of law enforcement and medical personnel. This course will cover various types of physical child abuse, including abuse that resulted in homicide.

Monday, November 11, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
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, October 25, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
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.

August 28-29, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2025, Washburn University KBI Forensic Science Center
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.

October 15-16, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
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, October 8, 2024, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
The course provides an in-depth study of the active killer tragedies in society, both past and most recent. Through the course, participants will not only gain a stronger understanding of the threat, but more importantly, how to better understand how an individual can make the ultimate decision to commit such acts of violence. The latter half of the course will provide the participant a first-hand account of the actions of both the active killer, and the responses from Captain Howell and the responding on-duty officers. Video, 911 calls for police, and a discussion of lessons learned close out the seminar.

Friday, October 4, 2024, Hays KLETC Regional Site
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, September 30, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Wednesday, November 20, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
This two-part training will cover Trauma Informed Response - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims and Strangulation: A Hidden Danger.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, Cowley County Community College - Wright Room
This three-day course teaches the techniques and skills needed to record surveillance video with camcorders and other video equipment. Please register at:

September 10-12, 2024, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site

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.