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July 6, 2005
Contact: Lisa Webster, KU Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, (620) 694-1505.

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces June 2005 graduates


HUTCHINSON -- University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway congratulated more than 50 new law enforcement graduates at their June 24 graduation in the 4-H Building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds after they completed a 14-week basic training program at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) near Yoder.

The graduates, who began their training course March 21, represented 37 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. They were the 180th basic training class of graduates.

Graduates receive certificates for course completion and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training, the state's law enforcement licensing authority, formerly known as the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission. The training course fulfills the state requirement for law enforcement training. Classroom lectures and hands-on applications help train officers solve the increasingly complex problems they face in the line of duty.

KLETC is a unit of KU Continuing Education. Established in 1968 as the central law enforcement training facility for the state, the center is near Yoder in southern Reno County at a former naval air station.

KLETC directly trains the majority of municipal, county and state law enforcement officers in Kansas, and the center oversees and monitors the training of the remaining officers at seven authorized and certified academy programs operated by local law enforcement agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol. In addition, KLETC maintains and monitors the employment and training histories of all Kansas law enforcement officers in the Central Registry, created in 1982 by the Kansas Legislature for that purpose.

About 350 officers enroll in the 14-week basic training program annually. KLETC offered continuing education and specialized training to more than 2,500 Kansas officers last 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.

The graduates, their positions and their agencies by county are listed below.

County Agency city Name Rank Dept/Agency
BR Horton Joseph Ellerman Patrolman Kickapoo Tribal Police Department
BT Great Bend Brant Harms Deputy Barton County Sheriff's Department
BU Augusta Kenny Allman Patrol Officer Augusta Department of Safety
BU El Dorado Luke W. Grimes Deputy Butler County Sheriff's Department
CN St. Francis David Warren Patrol Officer St. Francis Police Department
DG Baldwin City Kristen Dymacek Patrol Officer Baldwin City Police Department
DG Derby Quentin M. Cunningham Police Officer Derby Police Department
DG Lawrence Todd William Carpenter Police Officer KU Public Safety Office
DG Lawrence Randal C. Collins Deputy Douglas County Sheriff's Department
DG Lawrence Clinton Herrman Deputy Douglas County Sheriff's Department
EL Hays Russell Leggett Natural Resource Officer I KS Department of Wildlife & Parks
FO Dodge City Jeff Davis Sgt. Bailiff Division Ford County Sheriff's Department
FR Ottawa Kyle W. Stephenson Deputy Franklin County Sheriff's Department
JO Gardner Justin R. Thomas Deputy Johnson County Sheriff's Department
JO Gardner Michael E. Wells Public Safety Officer Gardner Department of Public Safety
JO Gardner Nicholas Wright Public Safety Officer Gardner Department of Public Safety
JO Olathe Nathan G. Bell Deputy Johnson County Sheriff's Department
JO Olathe Antwan D. Johnson Deputy Johnson County Sheriff's Department
JO Olathe Andre Mynssen Santos Deputy Johnson County Sheriff's Department
JO Olathe Brian Taylor Deputy Johnson County Sheriff's Department
JO Olathe Matthew Wiggin Deputy Johnson County Sheriff's Department
JW Mankato Dave Fullerton Sheriff Jewell County Sheriff's Department
LG Oakley Dustin R. Shellito Deputy Logan County Sheriff's Department
LN Pleasanton Clifford P. McKee Chief Pleasanton Police Department
LV Basehor Robert B. Van Cleave Officer Basehor Police Department
LV Leavenworth Christopher Nicholson Police Officer Leavenworth Police Department
LV Leavenworth James Untereiner Leavenworth Police Department
LV Tonganoxie Dustin Holladay Patrolman Tonganoxie Police Department
LY Emporia Shawn Alexander Lieutenant Lyon County Sheriff's Department
LY Emporia Joseph Atchison Sgt. Lyon County Sheriff's Department
MG Caney Michael D. Kingery Patrolman Caney Police Department
MG Cherryvale William Jared Helkenberg Police Officer Cherryvale Police Department
MG Coffeyville Dustin J. Adams Patrolman Coffeyville Police Department
NO Erie Matthew M. Bogle Deputy Neosho County Sheriff's Department
OS Lyndon Lowell David Walker Patrol Officer Lyndon Police Department
PT Westmoreland Brian L. Hornaday Deputy Sheriff Pottawatomie Co. Sheriff's Department
RH LaCrosse Jason Reece Police Officer LaCrosse Police Department
RN Hutchinson Levi Blumanhourst Deputy Reno Co. Sheriff's Department
RP Belleville Kimbrelee D. Judy Deputy Republic County Sheriff's Department
SA Salina Jamie Grover Police Officer I Salina Police Department
SA Salina Andrew Ziegler Officer Salina Police Department
SG Derby Victor M. Carr Police Officer Derby Police Department
SG Maize Rick Swanson Patrol Officer Maize Police Department
SV Hugoton Brian Schooley Patrolman Hugoton Police Department
SW Liberal Russell Almes Police Officer Liberal Police Department
SW Liberal Jordan M. Massoni Police Officer Liberal Police Department
SW Liberal Shiloh Moreno Police Officer Liberal Police Department
TR WaKeeney Jason Hawman NRO I KS Department of Wildlife & Parks
WY Kansas City Ronald A. Carpenter Deputy Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department
WY Kansas City James D. Dodds Deputy Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department
WY Kansas City Jeffery Allen Merkel Sgt. Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department
WY Kansas City David L. Ornelas Deputy Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department
WY Kansas City Myrtle E. Williams Deputy Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department

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