Courses & Events

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
Trace evidence analysis is a discipline of forensic science that deals with the minute transfers of materials that cannot commonly be seen with the unaided eye. The types of trace evidence range from fibers or paint chips to primer gunshot residue. This evidence may provide a link between a victim and a suspect, a victim and a scene, or a suspect and a scene. The significance of trace evidence is often overlooked, however, in the absence of other evidence, trace evidence may be the only source that can provide crucial investigative information.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Thursday, May 16, 2024, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
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
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