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Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center graduates 285th Basic Training Class

Tue, 11/16/2021

The 285th graduating basic training class says their oath during the graduation ceremony on Nov. 12.

HUTCHINSON — Twenty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 12 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.

Officer Grady Carl of the Emporia Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Mikel Golden, chief of police for the McPherson Police Department. Mike Satterlee, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 285th Basic Training Class.

KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck stands with the 285th class president, Officer Grady Carl.Jonathan Adsit of the Medicine Lodge Police Department was awarded the Welch Academic Award for academic excellence. Deputy Robert Miller of the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was honored with KLETC’s Fitness Award, and Amanda McCullough of the McPherson Police Department was also recognized during the ceremony for her firearms proficiency as the class’s “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 August 2021, represented 15 municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates are listed below by county and agency:

Barber

Jonathan Adsit, Medicine Lodge Police Department

Barton

Gavin Crawford, Great Bend Police Department

Blake Ridgel, Great Bend Police Department

Leavenworth

Antonio Richardson, Leavenworth Police Department

Lyon

Grady Carl, Emporia Police Department

Fernando Zuniga, Lyon County Sheriff's Office

Robert Miller, Lyon County Sheriff's Office

McPherson

Matthew Amelkin, McPherson Police Department

Matthew Delair, McPherson Police Department

Hannah Fisher, McPherson Police Department

Amanda McCullough, McPherson Police Department

Montgomery

Seth Lloyd, Independence Police Department

David Martin, Independence Police Department

Morris

Viktor Massie, Council Grove Police Department

Pratt

Blake Keith, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

Jeffrey Nix, Pratt Police Department

Kelton Barrett, Pratt Police Department

Riley

Reyes Gonzalez-Martinez, Kansas State University Police Department

Sedgwick

Jared Ratzlaff, Park City Police Department

Elizabeth Hess, Park City Police Department

Kristie Ely, Wichita State University Police Department

Sumner

Thomas Hardin, Oxford Police Department

Wyandotte

Alexis Yeager, University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department

Brian Gutierrez-Arevalo, University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department.

 

Top photo: The 285th graduating basic training class says their oath during the graduation ceremony on Nov. 12.

Right photo: KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck stands with the 285th class president, Officer Grady Carl.

 



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