KLETC Campus

Investigations

Courses & Events

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.


Tuesday, September 24, 2024, Kingman Expo Ctr
From Victim Identification to Prosecution is a practitioner-led interactive training course for all Kansas-certified law enforcement officers and non-commissioned analysts. The course is designed to increase recognition and investigative skills in combatting human sex trafficking.


Friday, November 15, 2024, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Tuesday, February 25, 2025, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Friday, May 16, 2025, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
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.


September 17-18, 2024, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
Introduction to Internal Affairs and Professional Standards is an 8 hour introductory course designed to provide an overview of the role and importance of law enforcement agencies' internal affairs and professional standards units and the ethical foundation and principles guiding internal investigations.


Friday, October 18, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
In this course, students will learn about the comprehensive case analysis of a fire scene, from the investigative beginnings, through the laboratory analysis of samples, to the potential courtroom. The class will be jointly instructed by members of both the State Fire Marshal's office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation laboratory.


Tuesday, October 15, 2024, Overland Park Fire Training Center
The Summit is an investigator led training event designed to exchange best practices, emerging trends, and investigative strategies related to human trafficking, commercial sex, and gambling.


November 19-21, 2024, Argosy Casino - Casino and Hotel
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.


August 28-29, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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.


Wednesday, April 23, 2025, Washburn University KBI Forensic Science Center
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, October 8, 2024, Parsons KLETC Regional Site
This two-part training will cover Trauma Informed Response - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims and Strangulation: A Hidden Danger.


Tuesday, July 23, 2024, Cowley County Community College - Wright Room

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.

To compliment and balance your educational experience, a final capstone project is also required.