Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

Officer Wellness

Courses & Events

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.


Friday, October 9, 2020, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
The format of the course is broken up into two learning modules so participants not only gain knowledge and information, but also have the opportunity to practice the resilience tools they are taught in class over a two week time frame. During that time, participants will be exposed to various resilience skills in the categories of physical, mental/emotional, spiritual and social. The unique format will provide participants an opportunity to benefit from "peer support resilience coaching." Research has shown that if we want to make habits stick, one of the secrets to lasting change is found in the power of groups who hold us accountable. Participants will be required to do a small amount of homework and report back to the group each time we meet to discuss progress, obstacles and input from the group to promote successful habit change and improve resilience. You must take Part 1 and Part 2 to receive a certificate of attendance. You must take both Part 1 and Part 2 to receive your certificate of attendance.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
The format of the course is broken up into two learning modules so participants not only gain knowledge and information, but also have the opportunity to practice the resilience tools they are taught in class over a two week time frame. During that time, participants will be exposed to various resilience skills in the categories of physical, mental/emotional, spiritual and social. The unique format will provide participants an opportunity to benefit from "peer support resilience coaching." Research has shown that if we want to make habits stick, one of the secrets to lasting change is found in the power of groups who hold us accountable. Participants will be required to do a small amount of homework and report back to the group each time we meet to discuss progress, obstacles and input from the group to promote successful habit change and improve resilience. You must take Part 1 and Part 2 to receive a certificate of attendance. You must take both Part 1 and Part 2 to receive your certificate of attendance.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
This class takes a deeper dive into the concept of resilience by examining concepts such as grit, realistic optimism, emotional intelligence and living a purpose driven life. Tools and experiential practices will be offered so participants are exposed to a wide array of choices to foster and grow their resilience. Resilience is not a one size fits all concept. Many tools will be presented with the intent of exposing participants to things they may have not considered before. We also touch up the concept of "the second mountain"; a concept helpful for anyone, especially those close to retirement.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
The format of the course is broken up into two learning modules so participants not only gain knowledge and information, but also have the opportunity to practice the resilience tools they are taught in class over a two week time frame. During that time, participants will be exposed to various resilience skills in the categories of physical, mental/emotional, spiritual and social. The unique format will provide participants an opportunity to benefit from "peer support resilience coaching." Research has shown that if we want to make habits stick, one of the secrets to lasting change is found in the power of groups who hold us accountable. Participants will be required to do a small amount of homework and report back to the group each time we meet to discuss progress, obstacles and input from the group to promote successful habit change and improve resilience. You must take Part 1 and Part 2 to receive a certificate of attendance.


Monday, October 5, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
The format of the course is broken up into two learning modules so participants not only gain knowledge and information, but also have the opportunity to practice the resilience tools they are taught in class over a two week time frame. During that time, participants will be exposed to various resilience skills in the categories of physical, mental/emotional, spiritual and social. The unique format will provide participants an opportunity to benefit from "peer support resilience coaching." Research has shown that if we want to make habits stick, one of the secrets to lasting change is found in the power of groups who hold us accountable. Participants will be required to do a small amount of homework and report back to the group each time we meet to discuss progress, obstacles and input from the group to promote successful habit change and improve resilience. You must take Part 1 and Part 2 to receive a certificate of attendance. You must take both Part 1 and Part 2 to receive a certificate of attendance.


Monday, October 12, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


Thursday, October 29, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Police officers experience frequent and ongoing stressors in their work. These stressors range from their constant risk of staying safe on the job, restricting and conflicting policies, public opinion, public perceptions, and even civil unrest. And, simultaneously be prepared and decisive in responding to and investigating critical incidents, intentional human acts that shock the conscious, preserve life and respond to mass disasters. While these stressors are duly accepted the very day they pinned on the badge, there are healthy alternatives to mitigate burnout, substance abuse, marital problems, anxiety, depression or even post-traumatic stress injuries.


Thursday, October 29, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Understanding and utilizing appropriate emotional intelligence is a key element in police matters and can be seen as a root problem in a majority of police controversy. People with high emotional intelligence have greater mental health, exemplary job performance, and more potent leadership skills.The ability for an officer to express and control their emotions is essential, but so is the ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. A law enforcement practitioner's ability to manage and use their emotions effectively and in a positive way is crucial for stress management and career survival while aiding in and helping establish positive community relations.


Monday, November 2, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This course will help First Responders develop good nutrition, physical health and general wellness through their development of their own fitness plan.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This course will introduce officers to methods which allow the officer to consistently monitor their state of mind, interpret their emotions and control their responses to the effects of stress and conflict. Through lecture, demonstration and hands on exercises the students will explore practices that have positive benefits in terms of resilience and overall wellness to both their on-duty performance and personal lives.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Pittsburg Fire Dept (Pittsburg, KS)
Monday, November 9, 2020, Concordia City Hall (Concordia, KS)
Thursday, January 14, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
Thursday, March 4, 2021, Hays KLETC Regional Training Site (Hays, KS)
Thursday, May 20, 2021, KLETC Campus Integrity Auditorium (Hutchinson, KS)
This course will help public safety personnel 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, shield from ethical problems and reserve security clearances. Through lecture, hands-on exercises and self-assessment, participants will develop their awareness and knowledge in this critical aspect of personal and family wellness. This course spans two afternoon sessions. Both sessions are required to fulfill Fitness for Duty/Resilience certification.


Friday, November 6, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, January 8, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
This course will help public safety personnel 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, shield from ethical problems and reserve security clearances. Through lecture, hands-on exercises and self-assessment, participants will develop their awareness and knowledge in this critical aspect of personal and family wellness.


Friday, November 13, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Friday, January 15, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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, October 8, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Thursday, March 18, 2021, Dodge City KLETC Regional Training Site (Dodge City, KS)
Thursday, April 22, 2021, KLETC Campus Learning Center Classroom Bldg (Hutchinson, KS)
Thursday, June 17, 2021, Hays KLETC Regional Training Site (Hays, KS)
early twice the number of officers take their own life than those killed in the line of duty. Stress Management continues to remain an important and under-appreciated aspect of law enforcement. Even after decades of research and training, law enforcement practitioners continue to assume that some things are just "part of the job".


Friday, October 23, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)

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