KLETC Campus

Officer Safety

Courses & Events

This is the first of five GOLD training classes that will be required to successfully complete the PAT School. This class is based on instilling the qualities of professionalism as both a student and a law enforcement officer. Such items as maintaining professional licensure, avoiding professional sanctions, and achieving a sense of career satisfaction, will be explored. Topics discussed will include established codes of conduct, professional ethics, and societal expectations. The student will examine their attitudes toward public service, their duty to act, and the role of law enforcement within their community.


July 24-25, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
This course is designed to equip law enforcement officers with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to effectively respond to a wide range of law enforcement scenarios, from the moment they become aware of criminal activity or receive a call to the transition into an investigator's role. Throughout the course, participants will engage in immersive learning experiences that encompass critical thinking, tactical decision-making, scene management, and resource allocation.


September 4-6, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
This foundational program consists of close-quarters combat training, tactical thinking, and teamwork drills. It's designed for all street-level officers.


Thursday, September 12, 2024, Hays KLETC Regional Site
This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. This course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post-engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force-on-force scenarios.


July 16-17, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
July 18-19, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. This course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post-engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force-on-force scenarios.


July 8-12, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
The training is designed for law enforcement officers and dispatchers who, in their duties, are frequently called upon to deal with individuals who are suffering from brain disorders and mental health issues.


July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024, Riley County Public Works Training Room
August 19-23, 2024, Salina Police Department Training Room
Emotional intelligence (EQ) and the ability to resolve conflict is often at the heart of a law enforcement officer's day. The skills not only help with your work and private life but give you a better understanding of yourself. Many controversial events that have occurred within the profession have been born out of an officer's lack of EQ or their inability to control emotions.


Thursday, October 17, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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
Over the past several years, law enforcement and first responders across the United States have seen an alarming increase in the availability of dangerous synthetic opioids in the communities we serve. A large percentage of these synthetic opioids are derivatives of the synthetic drug "fentanyl." Fentanyl is listed as a Schedule II prescription drug that mimics the effects of morphine in the human body, but at a much higher potency. In addition to its high potency, fentanyl is readily available and is often used as an "additive" to other controlled substances, leading to an alarming increase of overdose deaths and accidental exposures.


Thursday, September 26, 2024, Hays KLETC Regional Site
Wednesday, January 22, 2025, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Thursday, March 6, 2025, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Thursday, May 8, 2025, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
When combined with the techniques taught in the Level 1 course, GST Level 2 provides any law enforcement agency with a complete defensive tactics solution. With 17 additional techniques, GST Level 2 covers everything from multiple officer arrest procedures and dynamic weapon retention to vehicle extractions and compliant handcuffing techniques (low risk and high risk).


September 23-27, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
In today's world, Law Enforcement Officers must be efficient physically, mentally and verbally. This class is designed to give today's Police Officers the tools needed to effectively communicate with citizens in a way that everyone is safe, and situations are handled with the highest amount of respect and professionalism.


May 30-31, 2024, Learning Center Classroom Bldg
Just as red dot sights started out slow for rifles and ultimately became the standard, the same is projected to occur with duty pistols. As technology continues to get better, the red dot sights will become more prolific. Instructors need to know the technical aspects of these sighting systems and the best way to conduct transitional training for them.


June 20-21, 2024, Firearms Range and Classroom Bldg
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.


June 10-11, 2024, Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
October 15-16, 2024, Integrity Auditorium
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.


Friday, October 4, 2024, Hays KLETC Regional Site

Certificate Programs

Attention Kansas law enforcement executives, command and supervisory personnel, and field training officers!


Are you seeking an innovative and specialized professional development plan for your recent basic training graduates?


KLETC has developed a new Post Academy Training School (P.A.T.) to turn your new officer into a master practitioner. We have created a program to enhance and reinforce the core policing principles through competency-based training. This course will consist of five required (GOLD) classes and a minimum of three elective classes that will average nearly 120 training hours over three years, satisfying the 40-hour continuing education statutory mandate, K.S.A 74-5607a(b).The P.A.T. School will provide a simulated environment for the officer to work through standard police calls reflective of those Kansas law enforcement officers encounter daily.

Each GOLD class will be progressive, allowing additional time and attention to emphasize fundamental skills while holding officers accountable for their knowledge, behavior, and attitude. Creating real-world experiences that provide limited information and deliver stress will engage PAT School participants to scaffold their experiences and strengthen their critical thinking and decision-making skills. These clinical experiences will involve supervised assessments, reasoning, and responses that elevate emotional intensity, confusion, and disorganized thinking that are present during real police calls. Lastly, a three-day, cumulative "Q" (Qualification) School will provide a final opportunity to substantiate officers' competency by demonstrating their fluency in policing practice and set them on a path to accelerate professional growth.



GOLD Class #1: Maintaining the Profession

This class is based on instilling the qualities of professionalism as both a student and a law enforcement officer. Such items as maintaining professional licensure, avoiding professional sanctions, and achieving career satisfaction will be explored. Topics discussed include established codes of conduct, professional ethics, and societal expectations. The student will examine their attitudes toward public service, their duty to act, and the role of law enforcement within their community.
  • KS-CPOST Investigations
  • Training Requirements
  • Professional Code of Ethics
  • Personal Ethics
  • Departmental Expectations
  • Personal Motivations
  • Officer Wellness and Fit for Duty
  • Mental and Physical Injuries
  • Career Satisfaction and Legacy


Gold Class #2: Patrol Responder

This class focuses on when the officer notices criminal activity, receives a call, or becomes aware of a need for a law enforcement response when transitioning to an investigator's role. They will develop good decision-making skills regarding tactics, scene management, and resource allocation. Issues surrounding the intervention of criminal acts, controlling scenes for safety and security, and transitioning from scene management to investigation will be discussed.
  • Patrol Observation Skills
  • Equipment Selection and Maintenance
  • Tactical Skill Development and Maintenance
  • Stress Decision Making and Performance
  • Response Tactics and Route Selection
  • Contain, Control, and Communicate (locking down the scene)
  • Decisive Intervention (Tactical, Medical)
  • Lawful Contacts, Detainments, and Arrests
  • Communication Skills (Personal, Team, Department)
  • Chain of Command Notification and Responsibilities
  • The transition from Tactical to Investigation


Gold Class #3: Patrol Investigation

This class will examine the role of patrol in conducting criminal investigations. The student will develop skills in observing and identifying criminal behavior and determining how to initiate an investigation. Issues involving suspect and investigator interactions and documentation of evidence will be explored. Suspect and victim interviews will be vital in building the patrol investigator's skills. Students will examine when to transition an investigation to specialty-trained investigators or call on additional resources.
  • Identification of Criminal Activity
  • Street Interviews
  • Developing Intelligence
  • Patrol Surveillance
  • Scene and Interview Documentation
  • Protecting and Gathering Evidence
  • Legal Questioning


Gold Class #4: Roadside Investigation

These circumstances may include traffic stops or day-to-day interactions with the community on our roadways and parking lots. Increased knowledge of vehicle laws, drug activity signs, or other criminal activity indications will be stressed. The student will examine safety issues related to the "roadside" environment and how best to utilize safety tactics and equipment.
  • Lawful Contact and Detainments
  • Recognition of Criminal Activity
  • Safe Roadside Tactics
  • Use of Safety Equipment
  • Drug Interdiction/Impaired Driver
  • Traffic Law and Enforcement
  • Proactive Policing


Gold Class #5: Community Service

This class examines the role of the law enforcement department and officers in the community. Students will discuss how their culture and that of the community interact and set foundations for expectations. Issues surrounding trust and transparency will be explored, as well as how individual officers' actions can affect attitudes on all sides. Students will be encouraged to reflect on personal and professional ethics to promote community and career satisfaction.
  • Department Culture
  • Community Culture (sub-cultures)
  • To Serve and Protect (professional and personal ethics)
  • Resilience (Burnout)
  • Community Outreach
  • Community Problem Solving (beyond crime fighting)
  • Nontraditional Police Services
  • Community Resources



GOLD classes will be added to the list as they are developed.