Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Graduates 301st Basic Training Class

Interim Chief Livingston shakes hands with 301 graduates

Commencement speaker Interim Chief Livingston, joined by class coordinator Gary Warner, greets members of the 301st basic training class.

Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on November 11, 2022 in a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.

Gary Warner, class coordinator for the 301st basic training class, expressed his appreciation for the graduates and acknowledged the many challenges they overcame throughout their training.  

Chief Jeffrey Hooper, Class President Kody Kuhlman and Executive Director Darin Beck
Chief Jeffrey Hooper, Class President Kody Kuhlman and Executive Director Darin Beck

Commencement speaker, Interim Wichita Police Chief Troy Livingston, shared some advice with the graduates.  “Be leaders.  By stepping up to serve your communities you are already leaders.”  Livingston described good leaders as possessing self-awareness, garnering credibility, and ones who exhibit humility.  “You have joined an exceptional profession, and I like to call it the greatest show on earth.”

Under the authority of Executive Director Beck, graduates received certificates attesting to the satisfactory completion of a full-time basic course of instruction, and certification as Kansas law enforcement officers from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, the state’s law enforcement licensing authority.

The following are the graduates of the 301st basic training class:

*Award recipient

Joey Arms - Junction City Police Department

Kaylynn Bliss - Junction City Police Department

William Brouwer - McPherson County Sheriff's Office

Joseph Cox - Kansas Department of Corrections

Randall Crump - Emporia Police Department

*Lia Faber - Maize Police Department

Zarin Goodrich - Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Kory Hagen - Pratt County Sheriff's Office

*Kody Kuhlman - Hutchinson Police Department
Class President

*Matthew Lemm - Garden City Police Department

Jonathan Morales - Maize Police Department

Jacob Petersen - Leavenworth Police Department

Marvin Reddick - Goodland Police Department

Juan Sanchez-Acosta - Morris County Sheriff's Office

Garrett Shuck - Hutchinson Police Department

Melisa Simmons - Caney Police Department

Masen Torres - Salina Police Department

Kate Watson - Kechi Police Department

*Alexander Weaver - Emporia Police Department

Marissa Ziegler - Junction City Police Department

Officer and family photo
Officer Lia Faber, Maize Police Department, and family.