YODER – Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 3. Kansas City, Missouri, FBI Special Agent in Charge Darrin Jones was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.
The new officers were members of the 247th 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 July 31, 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.
Allen County Sheriff's Office; Tanner Porter; deputy; Iola
Atchison Police Department; Darren Kelley; patrol officer; Atchison
Atchison Police Department; Wyatt Richardson; patrol officer; Atchison
Great Bend Police Department; Taylor Reed; patrol officer; Great Bend
Sac & Fox Tribal Police Department; Trevor Kaufman; patrol officer; Reserve
Butler County Sheriff's Office; Ezra Nicholson; deputy; El Dorado
El Dorado Police Department; Scott Stewart; patrol officer; El Dorado
El Dorado Police Department; Ashley Toews; patrol officer; El Dorado
Butler County Sheriff's Office; Annette Trieb; deputy; El Dorado
Galena Police Department; Gabriel Baugh; patrol officer; Galena
Hays Police Department; Ryan Blecha; patrol officer; Hays
Finney County Sheriff's Office; Eva Crockett; deputy; Garden City
Garden City Police Department; Justin Freitas; patrol officer; Garden City
Finney County Sheriff's Office; Colleen McMillan; deputy; Garden City
Dodge City Police Department; Hannah Mazza; patrol officer; Dodge City
Dodge City Police Department; Faviola Pastran-Miranda; patrol officer; Dodge City
Franklin County Sheriff's Office; Corey Taylor; deputy; Ottawa
Anthony Police Department; Faith Sauer; patrol officer; Anthony
Newton Police Department; Steven Hamersky; patrol officer; Newton
McLouth Police Department; Bradley Williams; patrol officer; McLouth
Kearny County Sheriff's Department; Bradley Anderson; deputy; Lakin
Leavenworth Police Department; James Watson; patrol officer; Leavenworth
McPherson Police Department; Jesse King; patrol officer; McPherson
Marquette Police Department; Randolph Lillard; patrol officer; Marquette
Miami County Sheriff’s Office; Joseph Ray; deputy; Paola
Independence Police Department; David Jay; patrol officer; Independence
Osage County Sheriff's Office; Joey White; deputy; Lyndon
Phillips County Sheriff's Department; Brandon Gaede; deputy; Phillipsburg
Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office; Victor Cervantes; deputy; Westmoreland
Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office; Doc Treadwell; deputy; Westmoreland
Hutchinson Police Department; Desarae Hogan; patrol officer; Hutchinson
Hutchinson Police Department; Justin Reed; patrol officer; Hutchinson
Reno County Sheriff’s Office; Kyle Webb; deputy; Hutchinson
Lyons Police Department; Caleb Rankin; patrol officer; Lyons
Riley County Police Department; Denver Johnston; patrol officer; Manhattan
Riley County Police Department; Paul Terpstra; patrol officer; Manhattan
Kansas State University Police Department; Curtis Tyra; patrol officer; Manhattan
Rooks County Sheriff's Department; Quintin Silsby; deputy, Stockton
Derby Police Department; Garrett Brummett; patrol officer; Derby
Derby Police Department; Zackary Hobson; patrol officer; Derby
Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office; Jonathan Martens; deputy; Topeka
Washburn University Police Department; Zachary Mersmann; patrol officer; Topeka
Colby Police Department; Glenn Kaaz; patrol officer; Colby
Colby Police Department; Steven Nelson; patrol officer; Colby
Washington County Sheriff's Department; Matthew Beckmann; deputy, Washington
Washington County Sheriff's Department; Marvin Carver; deputy; Washington
University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department; Philip Moss; patrol officer; Kansas City.