Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

Officer Preparedness

Courses & Events

Defensive Commentary Driving is a concept-based class that introduces an active thinking process while driving. The process allows students to visualize potential dangers presented during a driving session and predict avoidance strategies and evasive routes to avoid driving conflicts. This class will have students vocalize what information they see and speak out about learned techniques to avoid potential hazards during live hands-on driving events.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
Thursday, October 13, 2022, Dodge City 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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Monday, January 30, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 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.

January 11-13, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
This training is a foundational training course designed to get agencies on the same page with their tactical considerations in dealing with these situations. The course develops a teamwork approach to dealing with any high risk type stops including felony stops, car chase conclusions, and suicidal subjects.

Monday, April 24, 2023, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
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.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Wednesday, February 22, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Friday, April 28, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
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.

November 14-17, 2022, Integrity Auditorium
January 23-26, 2023, Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Education Center
May 22-25, 2023, Johnson County Regional Police Academy
This course will focus on providing law enforcement officers the opportunity to expand their knowledge of active listening. Participants will receive multiple opportunities to practice active listening through a variety of practical activities.

Friday, January 13, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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.

March 30-31, 2023, Lawrence Police Department Training Room
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 28, 2022, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Friday, March 10, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Friday, May 26, 2023, 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.

October 25-26, 2022, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
An informative and interactive class that takes current law enforcement radar and Lidar operators and goes further to create instructor level knowledge. This class goes beyond the NHTSA operator training and covers Fastest Vehicle mode, Vehicle Speed Sensor connections in the car and Tracking History and why it is so important. Lidar testing, target aiming, error traps, Panning, Sweep Effect and other anomalies of traffic Lidar.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
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.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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.

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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.

October 11-12, 2022, 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, November 1, 2022, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Recent studies of Officer Involved Shootings (OIS) reveal that as many as 30% of OIS incidents are acts of Suicide by Cop committed by the suspect. This number rises significantly if the suspect is a recent veteran. This course is to provide relevant training with the objective of reducing incidents of Suicide by Cop. Focusing on suicidal ideation and early indicators of Suicide by Cop.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
Thursday, October 6, 2022, Ottawa University
This 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.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions