Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

Health & Wellness

Courses & Events

An informative and interactive class that introduces the concepts of meditation and mindfulness. Attendees learn the evidence-based benefits of these powerful personal practices and discover how to use these tools to mitigate stress, regulate emotions, and improve overall health.

Friday, September 30, 2022, Gardner Justice Center (Gardner, KS)
Monday, December 5, 2022, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
On every shift, police officers experience boundless stressors that can range from the merest encounter to outright chaos. This cumulative exposure can affect officers' mental and physical health, contributing to problems such as post-traumatic stress injuries, substance misuse, depression, and suicidal ideation. We will discuss practices that will promote mental health and wellness awareness. We will also introduce a paradigm shift in addressing factors inherent with the law enforcement organizational and cultural norms that provides a new innovating way to implement suicide prevention within an agency.

This course contains no sessions
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Emotional intelligence and mindset training can help law enforcement mitigate the impact of stress and improve interpersonal communication within their personal and professional networks. It can strengthen your willpower, allow you to focus on your task at hand, and make better decisions under pressure. This course is designed for and been delivered to every level of law enforcement officer from patrol to command staff.

Friday, September 23, 2022, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This course will help public safety personnel and their family examine their personal financial situation, explore practices that allow them to reach their goals and create a solid foundation for resilience during economic hardship. Establishing healthy financial habits can help reduce stress, aid family success and shield one from ethical problems. Through lecture, hands-on exercises and self-assessment, participants will develop their awareness and knowledge in this critical aspect of financial wellness.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022, Gardner Justice Center (Gardner, KS)
Law enforcement are exposed to a diverse range of physical demands which can include anything from sitting long hours in a patrol car and suddenly being called to action with little notice, standing and walking for long hours, unpredictable physical apprehensions and etc. These types of demands make law enforcement an incredibly taxing career both physically and physiologically.

Thursday, September 15, 2022, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
This course will give first responders the information and tools to develop the capacity to recover from difficulties associated with responding to both common and extreme situations in their public service.

Monday, August 1, 2022, Water Treatment Facility (Arkansas City, KS)
Friday, December 2, 2022, Salina Police Department Training Room (Salina, KS)
This course will help First Responders develop good nutrition, physical health and general wellness through their development of their own fitness plan.

Thursday, August 18, 2022, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site (Dodge City, KS)
Monday, November 14, 2022, The Venue (Derby, KS)
Law enforcement officers and first responders are responding with increasing frequency to situations involving one or more individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Even where such calls do not involve allegations of criminal conduct, these situations can quickly become dangerous for the individuals involved, officers and first responders, and bystanders and onlookers. Law enforcement officers need to know the circumstances under which they can take individuals experiencing a mental health crisis into protective custody, where they may take these individuals for care and services, and what protections they have against potential civil lawsuits and criminal charges.

Thursday, December 8, 2022, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Thursday, April 27, 2023, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This course promotes change in who and how we hire. Moreover, it promotes taking care of employee's emotional needs as a moral duty, while also serving to slow attrition rates, and when possible, to repair those who are changed by the caustic world of law enforcement.

This course contains no sessions
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Peer Support is a means for a department to show support to their employees, offering them opportunities to care for themselves and their families. Peer Support helps those, who without it, might turn to substances, illegal activity, poor performance, seeking a different career, mental health issues and even suicide.

January 23-27, 2023, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
This course will allow the attendees to explore their spiritual wellness and how spiritual practices can serve as a framework for life after a career in public safety.

This course contains no sessions
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First Responders tend to work long non-traditional hours and encounter unique types of job stress that other traditional jobs do not. A healthy marriage can contribute to minimizing stress and distractions. Humans are created as spirit, soul and body. Emotional nurturing and understanding human bonding experiences are every bit as important and necessary as meeting physical needs.

Thursday, September 8, 2022, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
This course will allow the attendees to explore their spiritual wellness and how spiritual practices can serve as a framework for strong relationships within the home drawing from multiple faiths with a primary draw from Christianity. As first responders draw their inspiration and motivation for selfless acts at work, so to, can these spiritual outlooks transfer to quality of life at home.

Thursday, November 10, 2022, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)

Certificate Programs

As dedicated public servants, first responders are often the last to ask for help for themselves. The KLETC Certificate in Health and Wellness for Public Safety has been developed to address and support several aspects of public safety behavioral health. Graduates will be able to immediately apply the skill sets they learn to their profession, providing them with the opportunity in recognizing and addressing their own needs in order to be better equipped in performing their job duties safely.

This certificate program has been organized into a series of educational pillars to include:

  • Building Personal Resilience
  • Family Empowerment Through Spiritual Guidance
  • Mindfulness and Meditation Techniques
  • Personal Financial Fitness
  • Comprehensive Physical Fitness and Nutritional Education

Learning Competency:

  • Participants will support their wellness and resilience with skills learned in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional areas required of law enforcement officers.