Course detail: Crisis Response and Resource Symposium

This day-and-a-half event provides allied professionals directly involved with responding and delivering crisis services an opportunity to share knowledge, ideas, and support. Participants will hear about the statewide tools and resources essential to responding, connecting, and caring for community members in crisis.

Core Competency:
  • Participants will support their wellness and resilience with skills learned in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional areas required by law enforcement officers.

Topics include:
  • Mental Illness Recognition - Medication and Treatment Options - presented by Kendra Wolff ARPN/NP
  • The services provided in jail. An overview for law enforcement and the community.- presented by Chrissy Rivers, LSCSW
  • Educational Perspective on Brain-based De-Escalation - presented by Megan Yoder, Director of Reno County Learning Center 
  • Homeless Outreach Team - presented by Officer Nathan Schwiethale, Wichita Police Department
  • Mental Health in Kansas: Laws and Liabilities - Kevin Salzman, Ford County Attorney
  • Caring for Communities through Co-Response- Jessica Murphy, LMSW, Deputy Division Director, Emergency Services
  • "Ernie and Joe Crisis Cops" presentation and discussion with Joe Smarro, formerly with San Antonio Police Department
  • Panel Discussion with CIT Councils from across the state of Kansas
A catered lunch will be provided on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Our dorm room availability is limited. At this time, we will be placing those wanting to stay in our dorm rooms on a waitlist. You will be contacted if there is an opening.

Instructional Methods:
  • Lecture
  • Practical Exercises

Who Should Attend:
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Detention and Community Corrections Personnel
  • Consumers and their Family Members
  • Court Services Personnel
  • Service Providers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Fire Personnel
  • Educators and Administrators
  • Medical Personnel
  • Other Emergency Service Providers
Course Requirements:
  • 100% attendance and participation
Fitness Level Necessary for Successful Completion:
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

 Session Information: LE23268F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 03/22/23 and ending on 03/23/23
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CDT


Please dress in layers, as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust. The session begins at 8:00 AM and is estimated to end at 5:00 PM on the 22nd and at 12:00PM on the 23rd. A catered lunch will be served on the 22nd. Onsite registration will be available at 7:30 AM.

KLETC Dormitory Information:

For those with reservations at KLETC Welch Hall Dormitory, and specifically 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 from 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 attending meetings or other academy-related events, are permitted to carry their firearms 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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KLETC Campus
Integrity Auditorium
11009 S. Hornet Road
Hutchinson, KS 67501
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