Course detail: OCT - Opioid Crisis Training
Every day more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids (including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl) is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. Recently, the growing crisis was declared a "public health emergency."

During this training we will discuss the opioid crisis in Kansas and the different classes of opioids. We will also focus about how to recognize opioid abuse and overdose signs/symptoms. We will discuss how to conduct an on-scene investigation of opioid related incidents or death from an overdose. In addition, we will review safety procedures when handling opioids. Finally, the keys to a successful investigation and what Federal and State statutes that can be used for charging these types of cases will be discussed.


 Session Detail:  LE19251F
Schedule: Every day, starting on 07/16/18 and ending on 07/16/18
Times: 09:00am - 03:00pm
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Price: Registration Fee : $0.00
This session is scheduled to take place 0900-1500 in the Learning Center, Classroom C. Onsite registration will begin at 0830 on July 16, 2018. Please dress in layers as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust.

KLETC Dormitory Information:

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!!

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Mike Metzler
Mike Metzler
Instructor of Police
Biography: Mike Metzler joined the KLETC staff in 2011 after retiring from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation with 22 years of service. After graduating from Wichita State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Administration of Justice, he joined the Wichita Police Department where he served in the Patrol Division for 10 years and was also a Field Training Officer. In 1990 Mike was hired by the K.B.I. where he was assigned to narcotics investigations and later to field investigations. During this time he was a certified firearms instructor and the Firearms Training Coordinator. In 2008 Mike was assigned to the Training Unit as the Training Coordinator for the agency. No image available
Darren Baker
Darren Baker
Instructor of Police
Biography: Darren joined the KLETC staff in 2016. He retired after 29 years with the Gurnee, Illinois Police Department during which he held positions including SWAT team member, firearms instructor, DT instructor, undercover drug agent, undercover drug supervisor, Use of force instructor, and community policing specialist. He also spent six years as a school resource office/instructor. Further, he has taught classes at the Illinois State Police Academy, Criminal Justice Institute and for the North East Multi-Regional Training (NEMRT), specializing in use of force and drug identification/investigations. Darren holds a Bachelor's Degree from Concordia University, and a Master's Degree from Western Illinois University. No image available

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