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KU Edwards Campus News Room

KLETC Announces Law Enforcement Training Graduates

YODER (Sept. 19, 2017) – Sixty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on September 1. Shawnee County Sheriff Herman T. 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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