Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center graduates 295th basic training class

HUTCHINSON – Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 1 in a ceremony held at the KLETC Integrity Auditorium.

KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck poses with 295th Class President Andrew Lee of the Riley County Police Department.Officer Andrew Lee of the Riley County Police Department was the class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Sheriff Russ Thornton of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. KLETC Police Senior Instructor Rob McClarty was the class coordinator for the 295th Basic Training Class.

Officers Julia Raymann and Justin Smithson of the Riley County Police Department were placed on the Director’s Honor Roll for achieving an overall academic average of 94% or higher. Raymann also received the Larry Welch Award of Academic Excellence for achieving the highest overall academic score of 96.35%. Raymann and Smithson, along with Galena Police Department Officer Toney Asquith, were inducted into KLETC’s 200 Mile Club. Asquith also received the Fitness Medal for completing 239.23 miles as a member of the 200 Mile Club. Hutchinson Police Department Officer TJ Powell was recognized at the ceremony for his “Top Shot” class firearms proficiency.

Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, the licensing authority of Kansas. state law enforcement. The training course fulfills the state requirement for law enforcement training. Classroom lectures and practical 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 Kansas municipal, county, and state law enforcement officers and oversees the training of the remaining officers through seven law enforcement programs. Licensed and certified academies run by local law enforcement agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

About 300 officers enroll in KLETC’s 14-week basic training programs each year. KLETC provides continuing education and specialized training to more than 10,000 Kansas agents 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 training in March 2022, represented multiple municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies throughout Kansas. Graduates are listed below by county and agency:

Cherokee

  • Toney Asquith, Galena Police Department
  • Garrett Gayoso, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

Cowley

  • Lucas Lyons, Arkansas Police Department

Crawford

  • Teddy Laubengayer, Pittsburg Police Department

Ellis

  • Tate Bartlett, Hays Police Department

Finney

  • Riley Muniz, Finney County Sheriff’s Office

king man

  • Cody Bartel, Kingman Police Department

Chard

  • Devin Wisdom, Parsons Police Department

Leavenworth

  • Lee Addison, Lansing Police Department

Miami

  • Alexander LaFrance, Miami County Sheriff’s Office

Ottawa

  • Garrett Kimminau, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office

Pawnee

  • Samuel Sullivan, Larned Police Department

Pottawatomy

  • Terry Voight, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office

Pratt

  • Noah Tatro, Pratt Police Department

Reno

  • Tristen Ryan, South Hutchinson Police Department
  • Thomas Powell, Hutchinson Police Department

Riley

  • Justin Smithson, Riley County Police Department
  • Julia Raymann, Riley County Police Department
  • Andrew Lee, Riley County Police Department

sedgwick

  • Jai’Schaun Brown, Wichita State University Police Department

Seward

  • Carlos Mora, Seward County Sheriff’s Office

Stafford

  • Michael Sanders, St. John Police Department

Sommer

  • Tyler Stover, Sumner County Sheriff’s Office.

About Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

Established by the Kansas Legislature in 1968 as our state’s central law enforcement training center, the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) serves as the headquarters for all law enforcement formations in Kansas. Located at the former Naval Air Station south of Hutchinson and west of Yoder in Reno County, Kansas, the center’s mission, as expressed in the Law Enforcement Training Act, KSA 74-5601 et. after. is “the promotion and development of improved law enforcement personnel and procedures throughout the State, and the training center shall provide qualified applicants with the programs and courses of instruction designed to achieve this objective” . KLETC, a unit of the University of Kansas Continuing and Professional Educationdirectly trains the overwhelming majority of municipal, county, and state law enforcement officers in Kansas, and oversees, supervises, and monitors the training of other officers through eight licensed and certified academy programs operated by the local law enforcement agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Top photo: The 295th Basic Training Class.

right picture: KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck poses with 295th Class President Andrew Lee of the Riley County Police Department.

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