KU News: Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center graduates 299th Basic Training Class

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Contact: Jason Levy, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, 620-694-1400, [email protected]
Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center graduates 299th Basic Training Class

HUTCHINSON — Twenty-five new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Sept. 30 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium.
Officer Brian Hampton of the Lansing Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Chief Craig Dunlavy of the Newton Police Department. Michael Turenne, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 299th Basic Training Class.
Officer Jason Million of the Halstead Police Department received the Larry Welch Award for Academic Excellence. Officer Brandon Ward from the Newton Police Department received the Fitness Award for the most overall improvement while Officer Christian Tucker from the Dodge City Police Department was awarded the Fitness Medal for having the most miles completed. Deputy Victor Urbina of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office was recognized for his firearms proficiency 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 the University of Kansas Lifelong & Professional Education.
The graduates, who began their training in June 2022, represented multiple municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates are listed below by county and agency:
Allen County
1. Julia Thompson, Iola Police Department

Atchison County
1. Miguel Monteclaro, Atchison Police Department

Bourbon County
1. Skyler Cruse, Fort Scott Police Department
2. Juliet Gray, Fort Scott Police Department

Butler County
1. Kyle Warrington, El Dorado Police Department
2. Kyle Reichert, Rose Hill Police Department

Cherokee County
1. Jakob Christiansen, Galena Police Department

Crawford County
1. Devin Ulery, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office

Ford County
1. Angel Guzman, Dodge City Police Department
2. Christian Tucker, Dodge City Police Department

Harvey County
1. Jason Million, Halstead Police Department
2. Willow Chesky, Harvey County Sheriff’s Office
3. Gavin Powell, Newton Police Department
4. Brandon Ward, Newton Police Department

Leavenworth County
1. Brian Hampton, Lansing Police Department
2. Kaygen Sharboneau, Lansing Police Department
3. Adrian Garcia, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office
4. Jacob Honadel, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office
5. Victor Urbina, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office

Lyon County
1. Christina Barone, Emporia Police Department

Pawnee County
1. Jeremiah Slattery, Larned Police Department

Pratt County
1. Colton Odette, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

Reno County
1. Michael Fleming, Hutchinson Police Department

Seward County
1. Matthew Palacios, Liberal Police Department

Sumner County
1. Ethan Scott, Sumner County Sheriff’s Office.

Learn more about the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.



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