Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Graduates 310th Basic Training Class

KLETC 310h Basic Training Class outside

Photos by Jeff Tuttle

Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 9, 2023 in a ceremony held in KLETC's Integrity Auditorium. KLETC Police Instructor Senior Steve McCorkill was the class coordinator for the graduating class, and the commencement speaker for the ceremony was Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti.

Class president, Deputy Michaela Mosqueda with the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, discussed the most important lesson she learned while attending basic training, finding your “why.”  “Your ‘why’ is bigger than being motivated,” said Mosqueda.  “Motivation is there for you when things are good, but it leaves you high and dry when things get tough.  If you’re just motivated for this career, you’re wrong.  Drive, however, is forever.  Your drive is your ‘why.’” 

"KLETC Class President Michaela Mosqueda"
 Class President Michaela Mosqueda

Under the authority of Executive Director Darin 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 310th basic training class:

*Award recipient

Marvin Avila - Geary County Sheriff's Office

Mitchell Baker - Kansas City Public Schools Police Department

Mark Baugh - Holton Police Department

Timothy Bonham - Louisburg Police Department

Kristin Brown - Junction City Police Department

Ashley Cardenas - Geary County Sheriff's Office

Devin Crawford - Osborne Police Department

Rachael Grimm - Prairie Band Pottawatomi Tribal Police 

Michael Haase - Gove County Sheriff's Office

Brent Hoover - Colby Police Department

Bailey Kennedy - Washington County Sheriff's Office

David King - McPherson County Sheriff's Office

Garrett Krumm - Miami County Sheriff's Office

Jose Martinez-Chavez - Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Michaela Mosqueda - Cowley County Sheriff's Office 
*Class President

Gage Myers - Larned Police Department

Dexter Nelson - Emporia Police Department

Robert Taylor - Valley Falls Police Department

Brett Thompson - Barton County Sheriff's Office

Christian Walls - Newton Police Department

KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck, KLETC Associate Director Alvin Sowers, Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti, KLETC Deputy Executive Director Ron Gould