Course detail: Strangulation: A Hidden Danger

Course Description: 
This 4 hour course focuses on strangulation and how strangulation can be the precursor of a possible homicide. The attendees will become familiar with signs, symptoms, and terminologies of strangulation and how to use lethality assessments to help victims understand the lethal situation they might be facing with a strangler. The dangers of minimization during a strangulation investigation with an emphasis on the crime scene and interview. A trauma informed approach to interviewing victims will also be introduced with an understanding of trauma and the brain. 

Core Competencies:
  • Participants providing service to domestic violence and/or sexual assault victims will recognize and understand strangulation.
  • Participants will gain knowledge on effective approaches and interview skills to enhance response, investigations and prosecutions.

Course Objectives:
  • Understand the correlation between strangulation and homicide.
  • Identify signs, symptoms and terminologies of strangulation.
  • Understand how to use the lethality assessment to assist victims possibly at risk.
  • Understand the danger of minimizing a strangulation investigation.
  • Understand what the trauma of strangulation does to the brain.

Who Should Attend: 
  • Law Enforcement Officers - regardless of rank or assignment 
  • Prosecutors 
  • Victim Advocates 
  • Forensic Lab Personnel 

  • Lecture Scenario Course 

Course Requirements
  • 100% attendance

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Notice of Availability of the KLETC Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:

The University of Kansas has determined that the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) main campus in Hutchinson and its regional sites in Dodge City, Hays, and Parsons are separate campuses. This determination was made in consultation with the Department of Education. The report is available online t:

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; the procedures the institution will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred On-Campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Non-Campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the institution or a recognized student organization; and on Public Property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

 A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 785-864-6414 or emailing or arrange for pick-up at a KLETC location.

 Session Information: LE25047F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 10/08/24 and ending on 10/08/24
Times: 09:00am-04:00pm CDT
Registration Fee : $35.00


Please dress in layers as the temperature in the room may difficult to adjust. Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals and lodging.


Name Additional Resources
Dung Kimble
Paul Kimble

Facility Detail

Parsons KLETC Regional Site
2103 Corning Ave
Parsons, KS 67357

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $10.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 10 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.