Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

Officer Preparedness

Courses & Events

This course will familiarize the officer with selection, carry and use of a knife when a firearm cannot be worn or is positioned in such a way it cannot be quickly deployed. The legal, policy and use of force considerations of knife use by law enforcement will be examined to provide a framework for officers to decide the relevance of this ancient tool to the unique needs of the modern law enforcement officer.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Barta Training Complex (Berryton, KS)
Public safety professionals are recognizing a common problem in agencies throughout the country: a small but distinct element in the workforce that generates the overwhelming majority of stress for fellow officers and supervisors.


August 4-5, 2021, Wichita Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center (Wichita, KS)
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, April 15, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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, March 4, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


April 19-23, 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 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.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


Friday, May 7, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


April 27-29, 2021, William L. White Auditorium, upstairs (Little Theater) (Emporia, KS)
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.


May 3-4, 2021, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts - Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS)
September 28-29, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (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.


March 16-17, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
The State of Kansas created criminal statues 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, March 19, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, August 20, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


Thursday, April 15, 2021, Lawrence Police Department Training Room (Lawrence, KS)
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
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)
Law enforcement officers must rely upon their ability to communicate clearly through the written word in order to document events so that reports can be later reviewed for use in court, so an accurate record of criminal or tortious activity can be kept, or so that warrants or other orders can be secured from the court. This course is designed to introduce the student to the various documents that law enforcement personnel and professionals may need to write, the legal requirements necessary to obtain warrants and orders from the court, and strategies for communicating important details of events succinctly and accurately.


Monday, March 22, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, 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.


Monday, March 22, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
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.


Thursday, May 6, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
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.


This course contains no sessions
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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, March 31, 2021, 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.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)