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Training & Development

The success of the accreditation program is dependent upon the skills and knowledge of agency Accreditation Managers and our KLEAP Assessors.

Training Classes

Scheduled Training Classes:

The following Accreditation Manager Training Classes are now open for enrollment! To enroll in any of the FREE training classes, go to the forms section of the Website and complete a Training Registration form for each person attending. You do NOT have to be enrolled in the KLEAP before attending!


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (1-hour lunch break)
11009 S. Hornet Rd
Hutchinson, KS 67501
(Class Limit Size 30)

About the Training:

The Kansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (KLEAP) follows a progressive and time-proven way of assisting Kansas Law Enforcement agencies to improve their overall performance. Agencies participating in the accreditation program will conduct a self-assessment utilizing a gap analysis approach to determine how existing operations, policies and procedures can be adapted to meet the 167 KLEAP Program Standards. The agency will develop electronic accreditation files to document their compliance. When the process is completed, a team of trained assessors will visit the agency to verify compliance.

One of the first steps in the process is the appointment of the Accreditation Manager (AM). The new Accreditation Manager will need training in some new skills important to the agency's and the AM's success. The training will familiarize the new AM in the following areas:

  • History of Law Enforcement accreditation. 
  • Benefits and goals of accreditation. 
  • An overview of the Kansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (KLEAP).
  • An introduction into the KLEAP Program Standards.
  • Proofs of compliance.
  • PDF file construction. 
  • File sharing.
  • Policy and procedure development.
  • Conducting a gap analysis.
  • Mock assessment and on-site assessment.
  • The Kansas Accreditation Coalition (KSAC).
  • Valuable resources availability for agencies participating in the program.

The training will provide a forum for asking questions, as well as meeting others being appointed to the AM position, creating a peer-to-peer network. Newly appointed Accreditation Managers are encouraged to attend this beneficial training as they begin the accreditation process. We urge anyone that will be involved at any level in the process to attend the training.

There is no cost for the training, but participants are responsible for expenses related to their travel, meals, and lodging. The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center cafeteria is available to attendees for $6.00 [Hutchinson location only]. Attendees must indicate their desire to utilize the cafeteria on the registration form. Please dress in layers as the temperature in the room varies.

Suellyn Hooper, KLEAP Manager

Contact Suellyn Hooper, Program Manager
Office | 620.694.1549
Cell | 785.341.0103
Email |


Accepting Applications Now!

The Assessor 2-day Training Certification Course prepares participants to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a KLEAP Assessor. The Assessor must be willing to serve as a KLEAP Assessor at least once every 18 months.

Completion and submission of the Assessor Application Form and be accepted into the Assessor Program.


Training Location:

Meals & Lodging at KLETC:
For those needing reservations in the KLETC Welch Hall Dormitory, please contact:
Jenny Caywood at or call 620.694.1449
Rate $45 per night.

Meals at KLETC:
Attendees may utilize the KLETC cafeteria for breakfast, dinner, and supper. The cost is $6.00 per meal. 

Chief Buck Buchanan, Andover Police Department
Chief Jeff Hooper, Hutchinson Police Department
Suellyn Hooper, KLEAP Manager

Contact Suellyn Hooper, Program Manager
620.694.1549 or