Lisa Webster
Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

KLETC announces law enforcement training graduates

Wed, 09/20/2017

YODER — Sixty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) earlier this month. Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.

The new officers were members of the 246th 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 Professional & Continuing Education.

The graduates, who began their training May 22, 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 KLETC 14-week basic training programs. The center offers continuing education and specialized training to over 10,000 Kansas officers each year.

Graduates who granted permission to release their names are listed below by agency.


Barber County

Barber County Sheriff's Department; David Miller; deputy; Medicine Lodge

Barber County Sheriff's Department; Mark Suchy; deputy; Medicine Lodge


Cherokee County

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office; Steven Watson; deputy; Columbus


Cowley County

Cowley County Sheriff's Department; Kaleb Franklin; deputy; Winfield

Cowley County Sheriff's Department; Tyler Rader; deputy; Winfield


Crawford County

Arma Police Department; Richard Fox; patrol officer; Arma


Dickinson County

Dickinson County Sheriff's Department; Christopher Cease; deputy; Abilene

Dickinson County Sheriff's Department; Brandon Depew; deputy; Abilene

Dickinson County Sheriff's Department; Brian Schantz; deputy; Abilene


Douglas County

University of Kansas Police Department; Emmanuel Bernard; patrol officer; Lawrence

University of Kansas Police Department; Connor O’Flannagan; patrol officer; Lawrence

Eudora Police Department; Christopher Southard; patrol officer; Eudora


Finney County

Garden City Police Department; Steve Greco; patrol officer; Garden City

Garden City Police Department; Alissa Imperatore; patrol officer; Garden City

Garden City Police Department; Alessandro Marnoni; patrol officer; Garden City

Garden City Police Department; Gavin Swann; patrol officer; Garden City


Ford County

Ford County Sheriff's Department; Ryan Ligon; deputy; Dodge City

Dodge City Police Department; Jesse Quezada; Dodge City


Franklin County

Franklin County Sheriff's Office; Kayelee Williams; deputy; Ottawa


Geary County

Junction City Police Department; Susan Overstreet; patrol officer; Junction City


Harper County

Harper County Sheriff's Department; Travis Peterson; deputy; Anthony


Harvey County

Newton Police Department; Austin Phillips; patrol officer; Newton


Haskell County

Haskell County Sheriff’s Office; Tiffany Gasseling; deputy; Sublette


Jackson County

Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Police; Jacob Schuetz; patrol officer; Mayetta

Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Police; Derek Tuck; patrol officer; Mayetta


Labette County

Parsons Police Department; Pamela Burris; patrol officer; Parsons

Parsons Police Department; Jeremy Ewan; patrol officer; Parsons

Parsons Police Department; Keenen Roberts; patrol officer; Parsons


Leavenworth County

Leavenworth Police Department; Deante Finnie; patrol officer; Leavenworth

Leavenworth Police Department; Matthew Phillips; patrol officer; Leavenworth


McPherson County

McPherson Police Department; Phillip Burkhart; patrol officer; McPherson


Miami County

Miami County Sheriff’s Office; Christian Peuser; deputy; Paola

Miami County Sheriff’s Office; Justin Saling; deputy; Paola


Osage County

Osage City Police Department; Amy Wright; patrol officer; Osage City


Pratt County

Kansas Dept of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism; Logan Hay; natural resource officer; Pratt

Pratt County Sheriff’s Department; Joshua Mack; deputy; Pratt

Kansas Dept of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism; Carli McFarland; natural resource officer; Pratt

Kansas Dept of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism; Jarrett Willet; manager; Pratt


Reno County

Reno County Sheriff’s Office; Taylor Clifford; deputy; Hutchinson

Hutchinson Police Department; Shawn Swanson; patrol officer; Hutchinson


Russell County

Russell Police Department; Trevor Musgrove; patrol officer; Russell


Saline County

Saline County Sheriff's Office; Kody Trower; deputy; Salina

Salina Police Department; Matthew Woodruff; patrol officer; Salina

Salina Police Department; Timothy Wymore; patrol officer; Salina


Sedgwick County

Valley Center Police Department; Scott Hamlin; patrol officer; Valley Center

Wichita State Univ Police Department; Nathaniel Johnson; patrol officer; Wichita

Goddard Police Department; Kelsey McCann; patrol officer; Goddard

Valley Center Police Department; Ceara Metzger; patrol officer; Valley Center

Wichita Airport Authority Safety Dept; William Swortwood; patrol officer; Wichita

Park City Police Department; Luke Tibbits; patrol officer; Park City


Shawnee County

Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office; Stephen Byttner; deputy; Topeka

Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office; Logan Geis; deputy; Topeka

MTAA Police & Fire Department; Joel Suggitt; patrol officer; Topeka

Washburn University Police; Robert Wilson; patrol officer; Topeka


Thomas County

Thomas County Sheriff's Office; Jason Manning; deputy; Colby


Wyandotte County

Edwardsville Police Department; Daniel Fleming; patrol officer; Edwardsville.

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