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.


Monday, July 20, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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.


Monday, August 3, 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, September 10, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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, September 10, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Thursday, October 29, 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.


Monday, August 24, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
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 occurring on May 15, 2020 and May 22, 2020.


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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 contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
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, September 10, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)
Thursday, October 8, 2020, Zoom Facilitated Sessions (Online, WEB)

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