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Law Enforcement Training Center announces spring graduates

Fri, 04/19/2013

YODER – Sam Cline, warden at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility, congratulated 53 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 22.

The new officers were members of the 222nd basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education.

The graduates, who began their training Dec. 3, 2012, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas.

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, the center 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 the 14-week basic training program. In 2012, the center offered continuing education and specialized training to more than 8,000 Kansas officers. Funding for the training center is generated from court docket fees from municipal and state courts. No funds from the state’s general revenue are used to operate the center.

Graduates who granted permission to release their names are listed below by name, rank, department/agency and city.

  • Mark Barnett; patrol officer; Canton Police Department; Canton
  • Jordan Baxter; patrol officer; McPherson Police Department; McPherson
  • Ryan Baxter; deputy; Rooks County Sheriff's Department; Stockton
  • Joshua Blanding; patrol officer; Andover Police Department; Andover
  • Cory Bonneau; deputy; Dickinson County Sheriff's Department; Abilene
  • Chance Boyle; patrol officer; Leavenworth Police Department; Leavenworth
  • Terry Clark; patrol officer; Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Police; Mayette
  • Joseph Coleman; patrol officer; Stafford Police Department; Stafford
  • Shawn Crabtree; patrol officer; University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department; Kansas City
  • Zachary Dainty; patrol officer; Pittsburg Police Department; Pittsburg
  • Jessica Dirks; deputy; Phillips County Sheriff's Office; Phillipsburg
  • Brandon Early; patrol officer; Wellsville Police Department; Wellsville
  • Amber Edwards; patrol officer; El Dorado Police Department; El Dorado
  • Jason Erhart; patrol officer; Goodland Police Department; Goodland
  • Tad Eubanks; natural resource officer; Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism; Scott City 
  • Lance Francis; deputy; Reno County Sheriff's Office; Hutchinson
  • Joseph Freeman; patrol officer; Hutchinson Police Department; Hutchinson
  • Brad Goering; patrol officer; Hays Police Department; Hays
  • Heath Goering; patrol officer; Salina Police Department; Salina
  • Christopher Holtz; patrol officer; Pittsburg Police Department; Pittsburg
  • Theamos Howell; patrol officer; Leavenworth Police Department; Leavenworth
  • Brandon Hurt; deputy; Dickinson County Sheriff's Department; Abilene
  • Kelly Johansen; deputy; Atchison County Sheriff's Department; Atchison
  • Jose Jurado; patrol officer; McPherson Police Department; McPherson
  • Kyle Keplinger; patrol officer; Cherryvale Police Department; Cherryvale
  • Chad Lackey; deputy; Gray County Sheriff's Department; Cimarron
  • Jonathan Lawrence; patrol officer; Haven Police Department; Haven
  • Lawrence Lazar; deputy; Greenwood County Sheriff's Department; Eureka
  • Hannah McMillin; patrol officer; Leavenworth Police Department; Leavenworth
  • Travis Neil; patrol officer; Plainville Police Department; Plainville
  • James Ochoa; patrol officer; Dodge City Police Department; Dodge City
  • Robert Reinhold; patrol officer; Leavenworth Police Department; Leavenworth
  • Tyson Rosenberger; deputy; Comanche County Sheriff's Department; Coldwater
  • Sean Rowland; patrol officer; University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department; Kansas City
  • Jeremiah Ruffin; patrol officer; Junction City Police Department; Junction City
  • Cory Ryan; patrol officer; Lyons Police Department; Lyons
  • Michael Shinert; patrol officer; Andover Police Department; Andover
  • Jaimie Skeen; patrol officer; Beloit Police Department; Beloit
  • Dakota Smith; deputy; Cherokee County Sheriff's Department; Columbus
  • Adam Terry; patrol officer; Pittsburg Police Department; Pittsburg
  • Jeremiah Thompson; patrol officer; Herington Police Department; Herington
  • Trevor Tucker; deputy; Lane County Sheriff's Department; Dighton
  • Ross Uhrmacher; Natural Resource Officer; Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism; Chanute 
  • Michael Wanklyn; deputy; Jewell County Sheriff's Department; Mankato
  • John Warczakoski; deputy; Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department; Kansas City.


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