Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

Officer Preparedness

Courses & Events

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, May 27, 2021, 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, May 13, 2021, 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.


June 14-18, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (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.


Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Thursday, November 18, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


Monday, September 20, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Hays KLETC Regional Training Site (Hays, KS)
An early intervention system or employee development program is designed to identify and correct these behavioral issues prior to the issue occurring. The systems or program should have effective methods for providing supervisory assistance and guidance to the officer The program should seek to identify stress-related symptoms and techniques to reduce the stressors.


Monday, November 8, 2021, Leavenworth Co Sheriffs Office - Justice Center Training Room (Leavenworth, KS)
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.


May 24-26, 2021, William L. White Auditorium, upstairs (Little Theater) (Emporia, KS)
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.


May 17-19, 2021, Marysville City Hall (Marysville, KS)
August 16-18, 2021, Barta Training Complex (Berryton, KS)
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.


May 18-21, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
June 1-4, 2021, Wichita Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center (Wichita, KS)
August 3-6, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
November 2-5, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
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.


August 17-18, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
The State of Kansas created criminal statutes in 2017 to combat the creation and dissemination of both self-produced and/or internet trading of both nude materials and sexually explicit materials of children with an emphasis regarding juveniles trading this type of material. Securing volatile digital evidence is key to successful investigations and prosecutions.


June 24-25, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (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.


Friday, May 14, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, November 19, 2021, 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.


Friday, August 20, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


July 12-16, 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.


Monday, September 13, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
This course is designed to equip first responders with the knowledge and resources to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose while saving lives. Further, this course will assist the first responder in acting as a resource for other first responders in their departments while fostering trust and collaboration between public safety officials and the public at large. Lastly, participants will learn to administer Naloxone to someone undergoing a drug overdose based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.


Thursday, May 20, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, July 23, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Thursday, August 19, 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.


Friday, May 14, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, July 30, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, October 29, 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.


Thursday, September 9, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


September 23-24, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
This course will focus on providing law enforcement officers 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.


August 24-25, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
October 6-7, 2021, Barta Training Complex (Berryton, KS)
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.


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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.


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Understanding & Intervention - Older Adults & Dementia is a four-hour class 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.


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