Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Graduates 299th Basic Training Class

The 299th basic training class recites the oath of office.

Twenty-five new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on September 30th at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. 

Officer Brian Hampton of the Lansing Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Chief Craig Dunlavy of the Newton Police Department. Michael Turenne, KLETC Senior Instructor of Police, was the Class Coordinator for the 299th Basic Training Class.

Officer Jason Million of the Halstead Police Department received the Larry Welch Award for Academic Excellence. Officer Brandon Ward from the Newton Police Department received the Fitness Award for the most overall improvement while Officer Christian Tucker from the Dodge City Police Department was awarded the Fitness Medal for having the most miles completed. Deputy Victor Urbina of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office was recognized for his firearms proficiency as the class’s “Top Shot”.

"KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck shales hands with the Class President for the 299th basic training class, Officer Brian Hampton"
"KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck shales hands with the Class President for the 299th basic training class, Officer Brian Hampton"

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 June 2022, represented multiple municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates are listed below by county and agency:


Julia Thompson - Iola Police Department



Miguel Monteclaro - Atchison Police Department



Skyler Cruse - Fort Scott Police Department

Juliet Branham - Fort Scott Police Department



Kyle Warrington - El Dorado Police Department

Kyle Reichert - Rose Hill Police Department



Jakob Christiansen - Galena Police Department



Devin Ulery - Crawford County Sheriff's Office



Angel Guzman - Rodriguez - Dodge City Police Department

Christian Tucker - Dodge City Police Department



Jason Million - Halstead Police Department

Willow Chesky - Harvey County Sheriff's Office

Gavin Powell - Newton Police Department

Brandon Ward - Newton Police Department



Brian Hampton - Lansing Police Department

Kaygen Sharboneau - Lansing Police Department

Adrian Garcia - Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office

Jacob Honadel - Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office

Victor Urbina - Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office



Christina Barone - Emporia Police Department



Jeremiah Slattery - Larned Police Department



Colton Odette - Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks




Michael Fleming - Hutchinson Police Department



Matthew Palacios - Liberal Police Department



Ethan Scott - Sumner County Sheriff's Office


By: Jason Levy