KLETC Campus

Investigations

Courses & Events

Fuel pump skimmers are a growing threat to individuals and organizations worldwide. This course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of fuel pump skimmers, including how they work, how to detect and prevent them, and how to respond to skimming incidents.


Tuesday, July 11, 2023, Hays KLETC Regional Site
Tuesday, September 12, 2023, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
Tuesday, December 5, 2023, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
This 12-hour course is designed for patrol officers or detectives that would like to learn some more advanced methods of processing crime scenes. The class will focus on recovering fingerprints, pry marks, shoe tracks, and locating and collecting DNA. The methods that will be taught in the class are with products that would be affordable to any agency; therefore, limiting the need for expensive equipment.


August 22-23, 2023, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
This course is specifically designed for Kansas prosecutors who handle and charge vehicular fatal cases and officers that deal with fatal crashes.


October 2-4, 2023, Integrity Auditorium
When responding to crime scenes, it is important to recognize probative evidence conducive to latent print examination. Learning to apply the proper development and collection techniques will assist in the recovery of comparable latent prints. In this course, students will get hands-on experience applying various powders on basic and complex surfaces. In addition, they will test and experiment with a number of lifting techniques including tape, gel, hinge, and casting material. Students will also learn and perform a method for taking known prints that do not utilize ink, yet still provide a full and clear recording of the friction ridge skin. In addition, this course will explain proper packaging and submission techniques for latent print evidence and photographs of latent prints.


Thursday, September 7, 2023, Hays KLETC Regional Site
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
The Kansas Crime Stoppers Association presents - PHIL CHALMERS - True Crime Writer and Criminal Profiler Author of The Teen Killer Whisperer Host of Where the Bodies Are Buried PodcastPresents Profiling Dangerous People -FEATURING LIVE INTERVIEWS with serial killers and school shooters


Monday, September 18, 2023, Bowlus Fine Arts Center
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, October 30, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Wednesday, March 13, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
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, February 13, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Trauma-informed law enforcement response training aims to equip law enforcement with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to better respond to trauma survivors and provide techniques that law enforcement can use to support victims and reduce re-traumatization.


Thursday, August 10, 2023, Hays KLETC Regional Site

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.