Course detail: Mindfulness Techniques in Public Safety

Course Description:

This course will introduce officers to methods which allow the officer to consistently monitor their state of mind, interpret their emotions and control their responses to the effects of stress and conflict. Students will explore practices that have positive benefits in terms of resilience and overall wellness to both their on-duty performance and personal lives.

Core Competencies:
  • Participants will support their wellness and resilience with skills learned in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional areas required of law enforcement officers.
Course Objectives:
  • Identify and Discuss qualities of a "Good Cop" 
  • Explain and recognize Empathy, Compassion and Emotions in self and others and its effect on job and personal lives 
  • Analyze the mind body connection and inspect its role in wellness 
  • Employ and experiment with various mindfulness concepts and exercises
  • Discuss and illustrate mindfulness practices in daily life and on duty 
  • Design a personal plan to integrate mindful practices in your life 
Instructional Methods:
  • Lecture
  • Demonstrations
  • Hands-on exercises
Who Should Attend:
  • All public safety personnel
Course Requirements:
  • 100% attendance and participation

Fitness Level Necessary for Successful Completion: Sedentary

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 to contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

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 at:

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: LE24155F

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

Schedule: Every day, starting on 04/23/24 and ending on 04/23/24
Only 11 days left to register!
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CDT


This training is part of the KLETC Wellness Week in Wichita. The training will be held at the Wichita Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center. Participants are responsible for their meals, lodging, and travel. Please dress in layers, as the temperature in the room may be challenging to adjust. The session begins at 8:00 AM and is estimated to end at 5:00 PM. On-site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you in Wichita!


Name Additional Resources
James Sutterby
Kevin Hardy

Facility Detail

Wichita Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center
4310 19th Street
Wichita, KS 67214