Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Graduates 309th Basic Training Class

309th Basic Training Graduating Class

Photos by Jeff Tuttle

Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on May 19, 2023 in a ceremony held in KLETC's Integrity Auditorium. KLETC Police Instructor Senior Mike Satterlee was the class coordinator for the graduating class, and the commencement speaker for the ceremony was Douglas County Sheriff Jay Armbrister.

A graduate of KLETC's 155th basic training class, Sheriff Armbrister discussed with the graduates the job, and its impact on him and the ones he loves. "If you do this job the right way and for the right reasons you are going to be a changed person," said Armbrister. "It only hurts if you care, and we don't want you if you don't care." Sheriff Armbrister emphasized the need for maintaining self-care and reaching out to others when struggling. "In order to do what you do and do it well you have got to take care of you. Take care of yourself mentally but also look out for those around you." Armbrister shared some of his struggles over the course of his career and attributes his success today to those who were looking out for him when he needed them most.

"Douglas County Sheriff Jay Armbrister"
Douglas County Sheriff Jay Armbrister

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 309th basic training class:

*Award recipient

Allyeson Arnold - Salina Police Department

Anthony Austin - Altamont Police Department

Joshua Brumback - Fort Scott Police Department

Antonio Cazatt - Girard Police Department

Lucas Davidson - Arkansas City Police Department

Mason Eck - Pratt Police Department

Jordan Fiegener - Washburn University Police

Caitlyn Herbig - Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office

Kyle Jones - Hays Police Department
*Honors | *Fitness

Dakota Nipko - Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
* Director’s award for academic excellence

Colin Pritchett - Ellis Police Department

Clinton Roberts - Dodge City Police Department

Genesis Rogers - Leavenworth Police Department

Jonathan Rolf - Paola Police Department

Richard Scott - Andover Police Department

Patrick Shook - Arkansas City Police Department

Karly Stemper - Derby Police Department

Benjamin Thomas - Wichita State University Police Department
*Class President

Christopher Villanueva - Wichita State University Police Department

Chance Vopat - Douglas County Sheriff's Office