Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Graduates 319th Basic Training Class

319th KLETC Graduating Class

Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on January 12, 2024, in a ceremony held in KLETC's Integrity Auditorium. KLETC Police Instructor Senior Rob McClarty was the class coordinator for the graduating class, and the commencement speaker for the ceremony was Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Erik Smith.

"Vice Provost Darin Beck, Colonel Erik Smith, Class President Deputy Ethan Huxtable"
Vice Provost Darin Beck, Colonel Erik Smith, Ethan Huxtable

Colonel Smith reflected on his academy graduations and the lessons he learned from instructors while in training, lessons he has had to draw upon when facing the unknown.  “In the coming weeks and months, and even years, you too will have to draw upon those lessons,” said Smith, who emphasized that one of the most important lessons is justice, or, representing the badge and patch with honor.  “Here at KLETC you’ve learned that justice isn’t simply about writing a ticket or making an arrest.  It’s about doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons, the first time, every time.” 

Under the authority of Vice Provost and Director of Police Training 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 319th basic training class:

*Award recipient

Jori Bell - Lansing Police Department

Treston Bodine - Hutchinson Police Department

Matthew Brown - Butler County Sheriff's Office

Christopher Brown - Newton Police Department

Madison Cavender - Chanute Police Department

Carson Cortez - Johnson County Sheriff's Office

Carly Eichler - Chetopa Police Department

Clare Fallon - University of Kansas Police Department

Brad Gillis - Butler County Sheriff's Office

Amber Herbel - Butler Community College Dept of Public Safety

Ethan Huxtable - Johnson County Sheriff's Office
*Class President

Brody McClain - Miami County Sheriff's Office

Erin Munoz - Prairie Band Pottawatomi Tribal Police

Joshua Parkhurst - Tonganoxie Police Department

Samuel Reed - Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office

Juan Rozasatti - Kansas City KS Comm College Campus

Josue Salas - Johnson County Sheriff's Office

Dalton Schuette - Salina Police Department

Luke Shuttleworth - Wichita County Sheriff's Office

Guilherme Silva - Riley County Police Department

Patrick Strachan - Barton County Sheriff's Office

Jarik Weiche - Washington County Sheriff's Office

Matthew Wright - Independence Police Department