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Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center graduates 291st Basic Training Class

Tue, 04/12/2022

Chief Courtney Prewitt of the Garden City Police Department speaks to KLETC's 291st graduation class.

HUTCHINSON — Twenty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 8 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium.

Deputy Charles Wheaton of the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Chief Courtney Prewitt of the Garden City Police Department. Mike Satterlee, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 291st Basic Training Class.

Steven Phillips of the Haven Police Department was recognized during the ceremony 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 January 2022, represented multiple municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates are listed below by county and agency:

ANDERSON COUNTY

  • Hayden Seabolt, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office

BROWN COUNTY

  • Evva Holtz, Kickapoo Tribal Police Department

CHEROKEE COUNTY

  • Evan Duckett, Baxter Springs Police Department

COWLEY COUNTY

  • Adam Utt, Arkansas City Police Department

CRAWFORD COUNTY

  • Jacob Lovewell, Girard Police Department

DICKINSON COUNTY

  • Amanda Wilson, Abilene Police Department

EDWARDS COUNTY

  • Charles Wheaton, Edwards County Sheriff’s Department

FINNEY COUNTY

  • Christopher Dame, Garden City Police Department
  • McKenzie Haar-Becker, Garden City Police Department
  • Christopher Wilson, Garden City Police Department

GRANT COUNTY

  • Ashton Duck, Grant County Sheriff’s Office

HARVEY COUNTY

  • Jayden Banks, Newton Police Department

JEFFERSON COUNTY

  • Trey Davidson, Valley Falls Police Department

LABETTE COUNTY

  • Cordell Bass, Chetopa Police Department

MARSHALL COUNTY

  • Austin Tillery, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office

PAWNEE COUNTY

  • Joshua Huff, Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office

RENO COUNTY

  • Jesyka Boots, Hutchinson Police Department
  • Steven Phillips, Haven Police Department

SCOTT COUNTY

  • Bailey White, Scott City Police Department

SEDGWICK COUNTY

  • Cheryl Glider, Derby Police Department

SEWARD COUNTY

  • Kannesha Nept, Liberal Police Department

SHERMAN COUNTY

  • Duncan Kroskey, Goodland Police Department

WICHITA COUNTY

  • William White, Wichita County Sheriff’s Office

WYANDOTTE COUNTY

  • Domingo Moya, Edwardsville Police Department.

Photo: Chief Courtney Prewitt of the Garden City Police Department speaks to KLETC's 291st graduation class.



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