Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

Investigations

Courses & Events

This course will teach participants how to investigate a child sexual abuse case from start to finish. Case studies will be utilized to enhance learning. Participants will gain knowledge and confidence to assist them in working these cases in the future and keeping children safe from abusers.


Thursday, September 16, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
The use of confidential sources and informants is a necessary evil in law enforcement. A good informant managed properly can be the difference in solving a variety of crimes, up to and including homicides. But a poorly managed informant can create a disaster for the officer and the department. Far too often officers are using informants without the proper knowledge on how and when they should be used.


Wednesday, August 18, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Gardner Justice Center (Gardner, KS)
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, September 22, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, Washburn University KBI Forensic Science Center (Topeka, KS)
Thursday, February 17, 2022, Hays KLETC Regional Site (Hays, KS)
Technological advancements over the last 25 years have dramatically altered the traditional crime landscape and have forced law enforcement agencies to adapt to the change. Law enforcement officers are now expected to protect their communities from local offenders committing "traditional" crimes, in addition to computer hackers 10,000 miles away. This new cyber threat is forcing law enforcement to identify its role in preventing cybercrime and how to investigate crimes that are committed using technology. Attendees in this course will identify and discuss digital evidence awareness, emerging cybercrime trends and digital forensics.


Monday, October 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 Site (Hays, KS)
This class will provide drug investigators with critical tools to utilize existing law to disrupt, dismantle and eliminate these organizations. Conspiracy investigations require investigators to utilize intelligence resources, collaborate with other agencies and partner with prosecutors to be successful. This training will lay out in detail all of these aspects and teach students how to develop, build and complete a drug conspiracy investigation.


Friday, August 27, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
Friday, October 15, 2021, Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium (Pittsburg, KS)
Friday, January 28, 2022, Hays KLETC Regional Site (Hays, KS)
This course will introduce law enforcement officers to methods of following a money trail from the proceeds of crime. The officers will learn how to expand an existing investigation to include financial crimes, and ultimately following a money trail to the disposition of those funds. Once the disposition is known, the officer will learn considerations for asset forfeiture based upon proceeds of crime versus facilitation.


Tuesday, August 31, 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.


August 17-18, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site (Dodge City, 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, 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)
One of the most important positions in any law enforcement organization is the front-line supervisor. While there are commonalities between managing patrol units and detective units, there are also many differences, from the way we dress to the types of decisions we are forced to make. These differences are not always readily identifiable to the newly transferred supervisor. This class is for those already in supervisory roles as well as those aspiring to be in a supervisory role to identify and develop strategies for dealing with these unique issues head on.


Tuesday, September 14, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
This course is specifically designed for Kansas prosecutors who handle and charge vehicular fatal cases and officers that deal with fatal crashes.


October 4-6, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
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.


This course contains no sessions
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The criminal diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals can be a complex and confusing issue for law enforcement. These otherwise legally prescribed controlled substances can become illegal when diverted from the standard practice of medicine. The diversion of controlled pharmaceutical opioids has directly led to the current opioid crisis we are experiencing in the United States. This class will help to guide law enforcement investigators as they address these complex cases.


Thursday, October 14, 2021, Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium (Pittsburg, KS)
Property Crimes Investigations is an 8-hour training designed to promote the development of participants in investigative techniques, problem-solving skills and case management skills that will promote thoroughness and professionalism leading to an arrest and aiding in a successful prosecution. This training is geared toward new detectives or those aspiring to become detectives.


Tuesday, August 3, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
The Response to Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement class is a practitioner-led interactive training for all Kansas certified law enforcement officers and non-commissioned analysts and is designed to increase recognition and investigative skills in combatting human sex trafficking.


This course contains no sessions
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.


September 27-28, 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.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site (Dodge City, KS)
Tuesday, March 29, 2022, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
Domestic violence crimes remain a frequent call that officers and detectives across the country must respond to and investigate. This course provides investigators with information on how to thoroughly investigate these crimes, to include strangulation, with practical tips that can be implemented and used immediately.


Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Hays KLETC Regional Site (Hays, KS)
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.


Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Tuesday, December 7, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
This course is intended to introduce public safety officers and other agency personnel to the information and skills necessary to testify effectively at depositions, court hearings, and trials. Testifying successfully as a witness requires that personnel know how to communicate information to the court and to juries in response to open-ended and closed-ended questions in a way that is precise, objective, and credible.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022, Hays KLETC Regional Site (Hays, KS)
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)

Certificate Programs

The KLETC Certificate in Criminal Investigations will provide investigators with the knowledge and skill set required to be successful in their role. In today's changing climate, criminal investigators are faced with a multitude of situations. Beyond traditional investigation methodologies, criminal investigators must now be experts in human trafficking, internet and financial investigations, drug conspiracies, crimes against children and interview and interrogation to ensure the investigator is fully equipped with the competencies needed to meet the rigorous demands of the environments in which they will be working. Successful completion of the Certificate in Criminal Investigations will provide participants the ability to conduct professional and ethical investigations, improve their case management and documentation skills.


Learning Competency:

  • Participants will employ best practices as they investigate any crime from its beginning to its eventual disposition; either as an individual, or as part of an investigatory team.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to conduct professional investigations.
  • Participants will be able to adhere to ethical standards.
  • Participants will be able to improve case management and documentation skills.
  • Participants will be able to investigate a wide variety of crimes.