Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Graduates 261st Basic Training Class
Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 24. Reno County Sheriff Darrian Campbell was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.
The new officers were members of the 261st basic training class. The graduates, who began their training in Sept. 2019, represented 18 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas.
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 Professional & Continuing Education.
Graduates who granted permission to release their names are listed below by county and agency:
- Levi Anstaett - Iola Police Department
- Kady Kratzberg - Anderson County Sheriff’s Office
- Sean Preston - Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office
- Aaron Conley - Cowley County Sheriff's Office
- Jonathan Thompson - Herington Police Department
- Mitchell Cheek - Iowa Tribal Police Department
- Alex Broadway - Hays Police Department
- Aaron Ewy - Hays Police Department
- Justin Wunder - Prairie Band Pottawatomi Tribal Police
- Reagan McClellan - Emporia Police Department
- Garret Paul Mathews - Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office
- Megan Osladil - Osage County Sheriff’s Office
- Michael Knopp - Buhler Police Department
- Dylen Snedeker - Reno County Sheriff’s Office
- Tyler Casteel - Saline County Sheriff’s Office
- Douglas Davis - Hugoton Police Department
- Vinson Baker - Yates Center Police Department
- Michael Clark - University of Kansas Med Center Police Department