KLETC Campus

Officer Preparedness

Courses & Events

This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. This course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post-engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force-on-force scenarios.


July 8-12, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
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.


Friday, July 19, 2024, Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers
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.



March 20-21, 2024, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
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 jcaywood@kletc.org for reservations.



Monday, November 18, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
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.


Friday, April 12, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Wednesday, October 23, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Wednesday, January 15, 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.


March 19-21, 2024, Hays KLETC Regional Site
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.


May 21-22, 2024, Dodge City Raceway Park
September 17-18, 2024, Dodge City Raceway Park
The FBI will provide a federal overview of criminal civil rights statutes related to Color of Law, Hate Crimes - Bias & Uniform Crime Reporting, and FACE Act violations. Video examples of the use of force and color of law incidents will demonstrate state and/or federal criminal and department violations.


Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
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.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024, Hays KLETC Regional Site
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 17-18, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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.


March 11-13, 2024, Johnson County Regional Police Academy
May 15-17, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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
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.


April 1-4, 2024, Gardner Justice Center
June 11-14, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
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.


Thursday, April 4, 2024, 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.


May 30-31, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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 10, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Friday, October 25, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
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.


March 26-27, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
June 10-11, 2024, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
Program content focuses on the mechanical functioning, maintenance, troubleshooting, and field repair of the SIG SAUER MPX platform.

Please register at: SIG SAUER ACADEMY

For Meals and Lodging at KLETC, please contact Jenny Caywood at 620.694.1449 or jcaywood@kletc.org for reservations.



Wednesday, March 20, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Program content focuses on the mechanical functioning, disassembly/reassembly, maintenance, troubleshooting, and field repair of the SIG SAUER P320 pistol.

Please register at: SIG SAUER ACADEMY

For Meals and Lodging at KLETC, please contact Jenny Caywood at 620.694.1449 or jcaywood@kletc.org for reservations.



Tuesday, March 19, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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.


Tuesday, March 26, 2024, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
Friday, October 4, 2024, Hays KLETC Regional Site
This course focuses on Trauma-Informed Responses to 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, April 30, 2024, Parsons 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.