Course detail: Post Academy Training (P.A.T. School): Maintaining the Profession

This is the first of five GOLD training classes that will be required to successfully complete the PAT School. This class is based on instilling the qualities of professionalism as both a student and a law enforcement officer. Such items as maintaining professional licensure, avoiding professional sanctions, and achieving a sense of career satisfaction, will be explored. Topics discussed will include established codes of conduct, professional ethics, and societal expectations. The student will examine their attitudes toward public service, their duty to act, and the role of law enforcement within their community. 

A KS-CPOST firearms qualification will be conducted. Students should bring to class the following items; Duty issued pistol, holster, 3 mags with pouch, eye and ear protection, any other item to functionally complete a firearms qualification (ammo provided by KLETC). 
This course will meet the yearly required training for fair and impartial policing and pistol firearms qualification (if the student produces a qualified score). 

  • The actions and behaviors undertaken by all members of the profession by adhering to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, continuing to improve themselves through necessary training that benefits the community and promotes their readiness to serve. As members of the law enforcement profession, officers recognize self-regulation and oversight are keys to maintaining the integrity of the profession and the confidence of those they serve. 

Learning Objectives: 
  • Explain how the patrol function fits into the overall mission of a law enforcement agency with regard to its basic purpose and expectations. 
  • Develop an appreciation for the concept of lawful authority, legitimacy, and submission to government will. Examine the limits of governmental authority and the concept of procedural justice. 
  • Appreciate the importance of and adherence to written policies and procedures as they pertain to police liability. 
  • Analyze the concept of implicit bias and its implications on policing. Describe how biased policing affects law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.
  • Explain the danger of complacency in policing. 
  • Incorporate emotional intelligence in law enforcement duties. The officer will define emotional intelligence, recognize what it means for them, analyze circumstances, and assess the level of emotional intelligence displayed by others. 
  • Discuss the impact of overall wellness on the mental aspects of job performance and stress management. 
  • Evaluate and apply methods to prevent officer injury or victimization by the profession with a focus on health and wellness. Officers will implement strategies to combat diseases and conditions common to their profession and recognize the signs and symptoms of these diseases.

  • Lecture, small group discussions, activities, exercises, demonstration 

Target Audience: 
  • Newer certified officers 1-3 years of service
Fitness Requirements and Expectation of Physical Risk:
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.

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: LE25030F

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

Schedule: Every day, starting on 07/24/24 and ending on 07/25/24
Only 1 day left to register!
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CDT


Every day, starting on 07/23/24 and ending on 07/25/24
08:00am-05:00pm CDT


A KSCPOST firearms qualification will be conducted. Students should bring to class the following items; Duty issued pistol, holster, 3 mags with pouch, eye and ear protection, any other item to functionally complete a firearms qualification (ammo provided by KLETC).


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Steve Symonds
Ian Fulks

Facility Detail

KLETC Campus
Learning Center Classroom Bldg
11009 S. Hornet Road
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.