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Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Graduates 265th Basic Training Class

July 22nd, 2020 -- Abby Olcese
Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on July 17th.
By Jason Levy

Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 17th at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.

The new officers were members of the 265th basic training class. The graduates, who began their training in January 2020, represented 16 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas.Ryan Morton, Special Agent with the Kansas Securities Commission, poses with his certificate with KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck.

Ryan Morton, Special Agent with the Kansas Securities Commission, is the first Anti-Fraud Investigator to graduate from KLETC.

Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, the state’s law enforcement licensing authority. The training course fulfills the state requirement for law enforcement training. Classroom lectures and hands-on applications help train officers to solve the increasingly complex problems they face in the line of duty.

Established by the Kansas Legislature in 1968, KLETC trains the majority of municipal, county and state law enforcement officers in Kansas and oversees the training of the remaining officers at seven authorized and certified academy programs operated by local law enforcement agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

About 300 officers enroll annually in KLETC 14-week basic training programs. KLETC offers continuing education and specialized training to over 10,000 Kansas officers each year. KLETC is located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, and is a division of University of Kansas Lifelong & Professional Education, formerly University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education.

Graduates who granted permission to release their names are listed below by county and agency:

Finney

  • Mayra Canto - Finney County Sheriff’s Office

Ford

  • Jacqueline Ibarra - Dodge City Police Department

Marion

  • Zachariah Hudlin - Marion Police Department

Montgomery

  • Jodie Whitson - Coffeyville Police Department

Osage

  • Sasha Cason - Osage County Sheriff’s Office

Phillips

  • Jordan Kreller - Phillips County Sheriff’s Office

Pratt

  • Jarod Gilmore - Pratt Police Department

Reno

  • Levi Conard - Reno County Sheriff’s Office

Riley

  • Caitlyn Barker - Riley County Police Department
  • Richard Umble - Riley County Police Department

Rush

  • Damon Hardin - Rush County Sheriff’s Office

Sedgwick

  • Troy Carroll - Eastborough Police Department
  • Marcus Bunce - Haysville Police Department
  • Chase Carpenter - Haysville Police Department
  • Jordan Watson - Wichita State University Police Department

Shawnee

  • Ryan Morton - Kansas Securities Commissioner

Sherman

  • Timothy Wright - Goodland Police Department

Wyandotte

  • LeeRoy Carpio - Bonner Springs Police Department
  • Jordan Chronister - Bonner Springs Police Department
  • Dane Dugan - Bonner Springs Police Department

Learn more about the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.


Top photo: The 265th Basic Training Class, observing social distancing, recite the Code of Ethics affirmation in front of KLETC faculty and staff.


About the University of Kansas Lifelong & Professional Education

KU Lifelong & Professional Education supports the teaching, research and public service missions of the University, contributing to postgraduate professional education, workforce development, distance learning and quality of life for Kansans and worldwide communities. Other programming within Lifelong & Professional Education includes Professional Programs, Aerospace Short Courses, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute. Combined, these programs teach more than 30,000 individuals a year in every county in Kansas, across the United States and internationally. It is headquartered at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas.

About the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

Established by the Kansas Legislature in 1968 as the central law enforcement training facility for our state, the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) serves as the headquarters for all law enforcement training in Kansas.  Located at the former naval air station south of Hutchinson and west of Yoder in Reno County, Kansas, the Center’s mission, as expressed in the Law Enforcement Training Act, K.S.A. 74-5601 et. seq. is “the promotion and development of improved law enforcement personnel and procedures throughout the state, and the training center shall offer to qualified applicants such programs and courses of instruction designed to fulfill this end.”  KLETC directly trains the overwhelming majority of municipal, county and state law enforcement officers in Kansas, and oversees, supervises and monitors the training of the remaining officers at eight authorized and certified academy programs operated by local law enforcement agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:45am