Course detail: FIS2017A - Firearms Instructor School
Course Description:
The Firearms Instructor School is intended to increase the teaching skills of the firearms instructor. All course material will be presented at the instructor level. This is NOT a basic firearms seminar. Only officers who are full-time certified officers and who are or will be assigned firearms training duties should attend. Officer attending MUST complete the KLETC Instructor Development School before attending this course. Officers attending the course will be required to achieve a minimum score of 90% with their duty sidearm, 85% with Patrol Rifle and 85% with the shotgun shooting on the KLETC Qualification Target, pass the final written exam with a minimum score of 80%, demonstrate proficiency with the double action auto-pistol and shotgun and demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver a presentation on some aspect of firearms instruction.

Equipment Requirements:
  • Duty double-action auto-pistol with 3 magazines
  • Shotgun
  • Duty leather
  • Flashlight
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Ballistic vest (if issued)
  • Athletic shoes or lace-up boots (NO pull-on boots will be worn during movement courses)
  • Gun cleaning equipment
  • 50 rounds of duty ammunition (NO reloads, +P or above)

All other ammunition (9mm, .40, .45, and 12 gauge shotgun) will be provided by KLETC. If your ammunition requirement is not listed, you must furnish your own ammunition: 800 rounds/Auto-pistol. Loaner weapons are available through the KLETC Rangemaster if arrangements are made prior to the beginning date of the school.

Additional online course work to be completed prior to attending the 2018 Firearms Instructor School. Online course information will be provided once registration is complete.

Agencies are limited to send two (2) officers.

 Session Detail:  LE19240F

(This session is full; you may join the waitlist)

Schedule: Evening activities will occur on Monday and Thursday and will include a night shoot and written exam.
Times: 08:00am - 05:00pm
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Price: Registration Fee : $275.00

KLETC Meals and Lodging (06:00pm-12:00pm)
For those attendees who desire to come in the night before, please come to the Main KLETC Entrance marked on the map, it is near the flag pole and marked with a large "A". You may check into your room between 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM Monday through Friday. If you are scheduled to arrive on Sunday, the doors are open 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. If you arrive after 10:00 PM the doors will be locked, however you can contact security at 316-239-8882, and after answering their questions, they will assist you in getting room keys. Checkout time is Noon on your departure day or last day of training, please have all personal items removed at that time.

All lodging attendees will find an envelope containing their room key at the front desk in the main lobby reception area. Sheets and a blanket are furnished for our guests. Items you may wish to bring: Alarm Clock, Bath Towels, Wash Cloths, Soap, Shampoo, Hair Dryer, Pillow and Pillowcase and an Extra Blanket.

Weapon Safety - KLETC adopted a new weapons policy effective July 1, 2017. The concealed carry of handguns shall be permitted on the KLETC Campus, including all buildings and public areas to the maximum extent possible while ensuring the safety of the staff, students and guests in a training environment. The open carry of firearms shall be prohibited unless necessary for instruction in an authorized training program. Nothing in this procedure is intended to interfere with a law enforcement officer performing his or her official law enforcement duties on the KLETC campus. Law Enforcement officers attending continuing education or basic training classes, or are attending meetings or other academy- related events, are permitted to carry their firearm while on the KLETC campus. Law enforcement officers carrying a firearm on the KLETC campus must possess appropriate agency identification. ABSOLUTELY NO student, instructor, or role player is allowed to carry any firearm into an area where signage stating "no live weapons or ammunition is allowed in training safety areas" is present. You are responsible for ensuring that your firearm is secured in a safe, reasonable, and acceptable manner while on the KLETC campus. Questions regarding this policy for continuing education students, instructors or guests may be directed to the KLETC Assistant Director for Professional Development and Continuing Education.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: A full refund of lodging fees will be available if requested in writing and received by KLETC ten days prior to the beginning date of the seminar. After that date, but prior to the seminar, refunds will be made, but a $25.00 administrative fee will be charged. No refunds will be made after the starting date of the seminar.If you have any questions concerning this session, please contact KLETC at 620.694.1400 or by email at

Thank you again for your willingness to participate. We look forward to seeing you at KLETC!!

Name Additional Resources
T.K Bridges
T.K Bridges
Range Master, Instructor of Police
Biography: TK Bridges joined the KLETC staff in 2009 after retiring from the Wichita Police Department with 25 years of service. His background in law enforcement includes patrol, narcotics, SWAT, internal affairs, firearms instructor, as well as supervision of robbery, sex crimes, domestic violence, child abuse and homicide investigations. TK holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Friends University. T.K Bridges

Facility Detail
KLETC Campus
Firearms Range and Classroom Bldg
10205 Halstead Street
Hutchinson, KS 67501

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Cancellation Policy
A refund less a $25.00 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.