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Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces August graduates

Fri, 08/23/2013

YODER — Shawnee County Sheriff Herman T. Jones congratulated 47 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on Aug. 2.

The new officers were members of the 224th 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 Continuing Education.

The graduates, who began their training April 22, represented 30 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies 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 the 14-week basic training program. The center offered continuing education and specialized training to as many as 5,600 Kansas officers each year. Funding for the training center is generated from court docket fees from municipal and state courts. No funds from the state’s general revenue are used to operate the center.

Graduates who granted permission to release their names are listed below by county, then agency:

Atchison County

Atchison County Sheriff’s Department; David Worley; deputy; Atchison

Butler County

El Dorado Police Department; Brent Moore; patrol officer; El Dorado

Cowley County

Arkansas City Police Department; Chase Hobart; patrol officer; Arkansas City

Cowley County Sheriff’s Department; Scott Porter; deputy; Winfield

Douglas County

Eudora Police Department; Dylan Eckard; patrol officer; Eudora

Eudora Police Department; Brandon Stofko; patrol officer; Eudora

Greenwood County

Greenwood County Sheriff’s Department; Wesley Stewart; deputy; Eureka

Jackson County

Holton Police Department; Brian Barber; patrol officer; Holton

Labette County

Parsons Police Department; Seth Weidert; patrol officer; Parsons

Leavenworth County

Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office; Sarah Flaherty; corporal; Leavenworth

Leavenworth Police Department; Bradley Brandon; patrol officer; Leavenworth

Leavenworth Police Department; Sean Flynn; patrol officer; Leavenworth

Leavenworth Police Department; Ryan Hoppe; patrol officer; Leavenworth

McPherson County

McPherson Police Department; Ryan Olbricht; patrol officer; McPherson

Montgomery County

Independence Police Department; Dustin Taylor; patrol officer; Independence

Independence Police Department; Timothy Townley; patrol officer; Independence

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office; Christopher Bishop; deputy; Independence

Osage County

Overbrook Police Department; Terry Hollingsworth; patrol officer; Overbrook

Phillips County

Phillips County Sheriff’s Department; Brian Rudd; deputy; Phillipsburg

Pottawatomie County

St. George Police Department; Michael Porter; patrol officer; St. George

Wamego Police Department; Derek Gray; patrol officer; Wamego

Pratt County

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism; Bradley Simpson; chief; Pratt

Reno County

Hutchinson Police Department; Anthony Garcia; patrol officer; Hutchinson

Hutchinson Police Department; Joshua Jones; patrol officer; Hutchinson

Hutchinson Police Department; David Lowy; patrol officer; Hutchinson

Hutchinson Police Department; Michael Pohlman; patrol officer; Hutchinson

Reno County Sheriff’s Office; Kaleb McDaniel; deputy; Hutchinson

Reno County Sheriff’s Office; Andrew Yoder; deputy; Hutchinson

Riley County

Riley County Police Department; Grant Bishop; patrol officer; Manhattan

Riley County Police Department; Bradley Swoyer; patrol officer; Manhattan

Riley County Police Department; Tyrone Townsend; patrol officer; Manhattan

Scott County

Scott City Police Department; Jason Wolfe; patrol officer; Scott City

Sedgwick County

Derby Police Department; Curtis Patten; patrol officer; Derby

Derby Police Department; Joshua Williams; patrol officer; Derby

Wichita State University Police Department; Andrew Abbey; patrol officer; Wichita

Wichita State University Police Department; Michael Colvin; patrol officer; Wichita

Wichita State University Police Department; Kegan Harmes; patrol officer; Wichita

Wichita State University Police Department; Eric Lin; patrol officer; Wichita

Wichita State University Police Department; Mario Martinez; patrol officer; Wichita

Seward County

Liberal Police Department; Ben Garner; patrol officer; Liberal

Liberal Police Department; Robert Breeden; patrol officer; Liberal

Washington County

Washington County Sheriff’s Department; Christopher Speakman; deputy; Washington

Wyandotte County

Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department; Timothy Mock; deputy; Kansas City

Kansas City Kan. Community College Campus Police; Justin Longoria; patrol officer; Kansas City.



Wanna Skype? Chancellor gets creative to surprise Truman winner. See it here: http://bit.ly/1awodaa
Rock Chalk! Junior Ashlie Koehn named KU's 18th Truman Scholar
Ashlie Koehn, a University of Kansas junior from Burns studying in Kyrgyzstan, interrupted helping her host family prepare dinner to make a Skype call on Monday evening.

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Wanna Skype? Chancellor gets creative to surprise Truman winner From KU News Service: http://bit.ly/1awodaa Ashlie Koehn, a University of Kansas junior from Burns studying in Kyrgyzstan, interrupted helping her host family prepare dinner to make a Skype call on Monday evening. To her surprise, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little was on the other end of the call letting Koehn know she had been named a 2015 Harry S. Truman Scholar. Koehn is the 18th KU student to be named a Truman Scholar and the only 2015 recipient from the state of Kansas. Earlier this month, she was also named a 2015 Udall Scholar. And in spite of a distance of more than 10,800 kilometers and 11 time zones, Koehn’s thrill from hearing the news from the chancellor came through loud and clear. “Ashlie’s experience at KU epitomizes a quality undergraduate experience. She challenged herself in her coursework, exposed herself to different research opportunities, studied abroad in Germany, Switzerland and Kyrgyzstan, and participated in both student government and community service projects,” Gray-Little said. “This is quite a year for Ashlie. Her hard work is a wonderful reflection on her and also a great reflection on the university, and we all congratulate her.” Each new Truman Scholar receives up to $30,000 for graduate study. Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special internship opportunities within the federal government. Koehn, a member of KU’s nationally recognized University Honors Program, is majoring in environmental studies, economics and international studies. Her goal after earning her KU degree is to pursue a master’s degree in economics at either the London School of Economics or the University of Reading, with a focus on the economics of climate change. In 2014, she received KU’s Newman Civic Engagement Award for her work establishing the Coalition against Slavery and Trafficking. Her involvement with the issue was sparked by Hannah Britton, associate professor of political science and women, gender, and sexuality studies, who hosted national conference on contemporary slavery at KU three years ago. “Ashlie and I met several times to think about what KU students could contribute to the issue of slavery and human trafficking, and the result was her founding of KU CAST,” Britton said. “After a year as president, Ashlie successfully handed the organization over to the next student leader. She demonstrated her strong leadership qualities by setting a unique goal and then pursuing it with her sense of passion, engagement and dedication. No matter the country or context, her leadership strength is evident in her coursework, her public service and her work experiences.” The University Honors Program works with a campus committee to select KU’s nominees for the Truman Scholarship and supports them during the application process. Anne Wallen, assistant director of national fellowships and scholarships, noted it was an amazing ruse to pull off the surprise. Originally, the call was set up to be between Wallen and Koehn. “I was totally not prepared to be greeted by Chancellor Gray-Little, but it was an amazing surprise for sure,” Koehn said. “As a first-generation student, it took time to learn the collegiate system, but my parents taught me to be resourceful and independent from a young age and KU and the Kansas Air National Guard have provided me with the opportunities to drive me into the future, both at graduate school and in my career. I plan to use the Truman Scholarship to pursue a career as an environmental economist helping to shape future trade agreements and leverage action on important international environmental issues, particularly concerning climate change.” Koehn also had a surprise of her own for the chancellor — the meal she was helping to prepare was not exactly typical Kansas dinner fare. On the menu with her host family in Kyrgyzstan on Monday was a traditional Kyrgyz meal called Beshbarmak, or “five fingers,” because you eat it with your hands. The dish is made of horse and sheep and was being prepared as a birthday celebration for Koehn’s host mom. Chancellor Gray-Little, as she signed off from Skype, made sure to encourage Koehn to enjoy her Beshbarmak. Koehn is the daughter of Rodney and Carolyn Koehn of Burns. She graduated from Fredric Remington High School in Moundridge. She is an active member of the Kansas Air National Guard and currently on leave while studying abroad in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She is a member of the KU Global Scholars Program and a past member of the Student Senate. In addition to being named a 2015 Truman and Udall scholar, she was named a 2014 Boren Scholar and Gilman Scholar and in 2013 was named the Kansas Air National Guard Airman of the Year.


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