Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Graduates 314th Basic Training Class

Darin Beck, Stephen Owens and Chad Countryman

KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck, Rep.Stephen Owens, 314th Class President Chad Countryman.

Nineteen new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on September 8, 2023 in a ceremony held in KLETC's Integrity Auditorium. KLETC Police Instructor Senior James Buettgenbach was the class coordinator for the graduating class, and the commencement speaker for the ceremony was Kansas State Representative Stephen Owens.

In his commencement address, Representative Owens urged the graduates to be the example. "First, remember that you are an example. Each one of you are an example to my children, to your children, to your brothers and your sisters. You are the example that they will look up to in law enforcement, be the example that you want for them. And remember, doing what is right is never wrong." Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of legislators, Representative Owens expressed their unwavering support for Kansas law enforcement. "We want you to know that we appreciate you. We pledge to support you as you pledge to support and to protect us and uphold the Constitution of the United States and the great state of Kansas."

"Representative Owens address to 314th graduates"
Rep. Owens addresses the graduates of the 314th basic training class.

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 314th basic training class:

*Award recipient

Chase  Barrett - Concordia Police Department

Samantha Boyd - Grandview Plaza Police Department
*Honors, Fitness

Chad Countryman - Johnson County Sheriff's Office
*Class President

Caleb Cowden - Derby Police Department

Joshua Curry - Fredonia Police Department

Christian Davidson - Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Alexya Davis - Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Tyrell Davis - Hays Police Department

Justin Floberg - Geary County Sheriff's Office

Cody Hutchison - Arkansas City Police Department

Shelley Inge - Johnson County Sheriff's Office

Andrew Johnson - Cloud County Sheriff's Office

Patricia Krummel - Johnson County Sheriff's Office

Nathaniel Powers - Concordia Police Department

Jeremy Rock - McPherson Police Department

Randell Smith - Kiowa County Sheriff's Office

Kyle Still - Phillips County Sheriff's Office

Nicholas Vanderspoel - Johnson County Sheriff's Office

Tyler Wenger - Harvey County Sheriff's Office

"Reno County Honor Guard"
Reno County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard