Lisa Webster
Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

KLETC announces law enforcement training graduates

Tue, 11/14/2017

YODER – Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 3. Kansas City, Missouri, FBI Special Agent in Charge Darrin Jones was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.

The new officers were members of the 247th 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 July 31, 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.


Allen County

Allen County Sheriff's Office; Tanner Porter; deputy; Iola


Atchison County

Atchison Police Department; Darren Kelley; patrol officer; Atchison

Atchison Police Department; Wyatt Richardson; patrol officer; Atchison


Barton County

Great Bend Police Department; Taylor Reed; patrol officer; Great Bend


Brown County

Sac & Fox Tribal Police Department; Trevor Kaufman; patrol officer; Reserve


Butler County

Butler County Sheriff's Office; Ezra Nicholson; deputy; El Dorado

El Dorado Police Department; Scott Stewart; patrol officer; El Dorado

El Dorado Police Department; Ashley Toews; patrol officer; El Dorado

Butler County Sheriff's Office; Annette Trieb; deputy; El Dorado


Cherokee County

Galena Police Department; Gabriel Baugh; patrol officer; Galena


Ellis County

Hays Police Department; Ryan Blecha; patrol officer; Hays


Finney County

Finney County Sheriff's Office; Eva Crockett; deputy; Garden City

Garden City Police Department; Justin Freitas; patrol officer; Garden City

Finney County Sheriff's Office; Colleen McMillan; deputy; Garden City


Ford County

Dodge City Police Department; Hannah Mazza; patrol officer; Dodge City

Dodge City Police Department; Faviola Pastran-Miranda; patrol officer; Dodge City


Franklin County

Franklin County Sheriff's Office; Corey Taylor; deputy; Ottawa


Harper County

Anthony Police Department; Faith Sauer; patrol officer; Anthony


Harvey County

Newton Police Department; Steven Hamersky; patrol officer; Newton


Jefferson County

McLouth Police Department; Bradley Williams; patrol officer; McLouth


Kearny County

Kearny County Sheriff's Department; Bradley Anderson; deputy; Lakin


Leavenworth County

Leavenworth Police Department; James Watson; patrol officer; Leavenworth


McPherson County

McPherson Police Department; Jesse King; patrol officer; McPherson

Marquette Police Department; Randolph Lillard; patrol officer; Marquette


Miami County

Miami County Sheriff’s Office; Joseph Ray; deputy; Paola


Montgomery County

Independence Police Department; David Jay; patrol officer; Independence


Osage County

Osage County Sheriff's Office; Joey White; deputy; Lyndon

Phillips County

Phillips County Sheriff's Department; Brandon Gaede; deputy; Phillipsburg


Pottawatomie County

Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office; Victor Cervantes; deputy; Westmoreland

Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office; Doc Treadwell; deputy; Westmoreland


Reno County

Hutchinson Police Department; Desarae Hogan; patrol officer; Hutchinson

Hutchinson Police Department; Justin Reed; patrol officer; Hutchinson

Reno County Sheriff’s Office; Kyle Webb; deputy; Hutchinson


Rice County

Lyons Police Department; Caleb Rankin; patrol officer; Lyons


Riley County

Riley County Police Department; Denver Johnston; patrol officer; Manhattan

Riley County Police Department; Paul Terpstra; patrol officer; Manhattan

Kansas State University Police Department; Curtis Tyra; patrol officer; Manhattan


Rooks County

Rooks County Sheriff's Department; Quintin Silsby; deputy, Stockton


Sedgwick County

Derby Police Department; Garrett Brummett; patrol officer; Derby

Derby Police Department; Zackary Hobson; patrol officer; Derby


Shawnee County

Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office; Jonathan Martens; deputy; Topeka

Washburn University Police Department; Zachary Mersmann; patrol officer; Topeka


Thomas County

Colby Police Department; Glenn Kaaz; patrol officer; Colby

Colby Police Department; Steven Nelson; patrol officer; Colby


Washington County

Washington County Sheriff's Department; Matthew Beckmann; deputy, Washington

Washington County Sheriff's Department; Marvin Carver; deputy; Washington


Wyandotte County

University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department; Philip Moss; patrol officer; Kansas City.

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