Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Graduates 294th Basic Training Class
Twenty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 10th at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium.
Officer Dustin Hiebsch of the Pittsburg Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Captain Guy Schroeder of the Wichita University Police Department. Troy Livingston, KLETC Senior Instructor of Police, was the Class Coordinator for the 294th Basic Training Class.
Deputy Christine Settanni of the Wabaunsee County Sheriff's Office and Officer Katelyn Morris of the St. George Police Department achieved the Director’s Honor Role by achieving a total average on the written examinations of 94% or higher. Deputy Settanni had the highest overall academic score with 94.52% and was awarded the Larry Welch award of academic excellence.
Officer Braden Taylor of the Wichita University Police Department was recognized during the ceremony for his firearms proficiency as the class’ “Top Shot”.
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 the University of Kansas Lifelong & Professional Education.
The graduates, who began their training in March 2022, represented multiple municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates are listed below by county and agency:
Alec Roberts - Barton County Sheriff’s Office
Dustin Hiebsch - Pittsburg Police Department
Angy Andre - University of Kansas Police Department
Matthew Harris - University of Kansas Police Department
Amy Bliss - Elk County Sheriff's Office
Danielle Nelson - Ellis Police Department
Diego Medina - Dodge City Police Department
Rogelio Meza-Garcia - Dodge City Police Department
Margaret O’Leary - Dodge City Police Department
Corey Callif - Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
Jamal Alkhaibari - Harper County Sheriff's Office
Edward Rivera - Valley Falls Police Department
Caleb Tatro - Meade County Sheriff's Office
Katelyn Morris - St. George Police Department
Nolan Smith - Haysville Police Department
Braden Taylor - Wichita State University Police Department
Jesse Troughton - Colwich Police Department
Karina Angelos - Goodland Police Department
Christine Settanni - Wabaunsee County Sheriff's Office
Brett Allen - Kansas City Public Schools Police Department
Jerritt Barbarich - Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office
Todd Kleinschmidt - Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office
Chance Kresyman - Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office