KU News 10/13: Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center graduates 269th Basic Training Class

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Editors: Note graduates from Allen, Chautauqua, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Ellis, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Linn, Miami, Nemaha, Sedgwick, Sumner, Thomas and Wilson counties.

 

Contact: Jason Levy, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, 620-694-1400, [email protected]

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center graduates 269th Basic Training Class

 

YODER — Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Oct. 9 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.

 

James Murphy of the Ellis Police Department was the graduating class president. Michael Turenne, KLETC senior instructor of police and class coordinator for the 269th Basic Training Class, was the speaker for the ceremony.

 

Gage Wilson of the Clay Center Police Department walked, ran or biked more than 200 miles during his time at KLETC and was honored as a member of the 200 Mile Club. Joshua Price of the Herington Police Department was recognized as the class “Top Shot.”

 

Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, the state’s law enforcement licensing authority. The training course fulfills the state requirement for law enforcement training. Classroom lectures and hands-on applications help train officers to solve the increasingly complex problems they face in the line of duty.

 

Established by the Kansas Legislature in 1968, KLETC trains the majority of municipal, county and state law enforcement officers in Kansas and oversees the training of the remaining officers at seven authorized and certified academy programs operated by local law enforcement agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

 

About 300 officers enroll annually in KLETC 14-week basic training programs. KLETC offers continuing education and specialized training to over 10,000 Kansas officers each year. KLETC is located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, and is a division of KU Lifelong & Professional Education.

 

The graduates, who began their training in July 2020, represented 19 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates who granted permission to release their names are listed below by county and agency:

 

Allen

  • Seth Pollet, Allen County Sheriff’s Office
  • Joseph Stotler, Allen County Sheriff’s Office
  • Elijah Farran, Iola Police Department

 

Chautauqua

  • Esiquio Avalos, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

 

Clay

  • Gage Wilson, Clay Center Police Department

 

Crawford

  • Jesse Snider, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office

 

Dickinson

  • Joshua Price, Herington Police Department

 

Doniphan

  • Rachel Hirtler, Elwood Police Department

 

Ellis

  • Ty McCulloch, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office
  • James Murphy, Ellis Police Department

 

Franklin

  • Anthony Dougan, Ottawa Police Department
  • Roy Larson, Ottawa Police Department

 

Geary

  • Belinda Gatlin, Grandview Plaza Police Department

 

Jackson

  • Tanner Lemery, Prairie Band Pottawatomi Tribal Police

 

Linn

  • Barbara Cochran, Pleasanton Police Department

 

Miami

  • Mason Lamb, Louisburg Police Department
  • Justin Lewis, Miami County Sheriff’s Office

 

Nemaha

  • Baxter Defore, Seneca Police Department

 

Sedgwick

  • Lindsy Eash, Mulvane Police Department

 

Sumner

  • Brett Sarchet, Belle Plaine Police Department

 

Thomas

  • Alicia Gines, Colby Police Department

 

Wilson

  • Matthew Walker, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Learn more about the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

 

 

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