Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

Investigations

Courses & Events

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 Training 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, August 16, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Monday, October 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.


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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, May 7, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
Friday, August 27, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
Friday, October 15, 2021, Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium (Pittsburg, 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.


Thursday, June 3, 2021, Ellis Co Emergency Services Bldg (Hays, KS)
Thursday, August 26, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
This course will teach the student how to break down a statement (verbal or written) and reveal the chameleon within. It will teach the student an amazingly accurate interviewing technique that will allow the interviewer to extract the maximum amount of information from the interviewee as possible. The student will learn the most effective means to collect an uninfluenced and non-coerced written statement from a suspect, witness and a victim. This class will improve the officers listening skills and when utilized properly will improve their solve rate.


April 26-29, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, 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 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, 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.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Gardner Justice Center (Gardner, KS)
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (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.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
Thursday, September 16, 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)
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)
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.


Monday, April 19, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Monday, May 17, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Monday, July 19, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


Thursday, May 6, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (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 Training Site (Hays, KS)
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.


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The Kansas Gang Investigators Association is pleased to presents Street to Street: The Criminal Justice Progression of a Gang Member guides participants through the path a gang member takes from first encounter within the community, through arrest and jail placement, to incarceration and eventually supervised release within the community once more.


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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.


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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.


This course contains no sessions
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