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April 10, 2005
Contact: Lisa Webster, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, (620) 694-1505.

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces April graduates

HUTCHINSON -- Fifty-nine new law enforcement graduates were honored at an April 29 graduation ceremony at the Hutchinson Sports Arena after completing a 14-week basic training program at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) near Hutchinson.

KLETC is a unit of University of Kansas Continuing Education. Established in 1968 as the central law enforcement training facility for the state, the center occupies a former naval air station in Reno County.

The graduates, who began their training course Jan. 24, represent 43 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. They received 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-mandated 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.

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.

About 350 officers go through the basic training program annually at the center, which 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 are listed below by their department or agency location.

Name Rank Dept/Agency Dept/Agency location Residence city, if not same as agency High School Attended is Located
Randa Wilson-Evans Police Officer Andover Police Dept. Andover Wichita Wichita North High School Wichita, KS
Adam R. Potts Deputy Atchison Co. Sheriff's Dept. Atchison Lancaster
David A. Elam Police Officer Beloit Police Dept. Beloit
Shannon L. Fisher Deputy Butler Co. Sheriff's Dept. El Dorado Augusta Augusta High School Augusta, KS
Clint T. Luckner Patrol Officer Clearwater Police Dept. Clearwater Clearwater High School Clearwater, KS
Greg Lagasse Deputy Cloud Co. Sheriff's Dept. Concordia
Jeremy M. Lind Deputy Coffey Co. Sheriff's Dept. Burlington Gridley Iola High Schol Iola, KS
James Livingston Patrolman Columbus Police Dept. Columbus Baxter Springs Riverton High School Riverton, KS
Matthew Roach Patrol Officer Dodge City Police Dept. Dodge City
Shane Webb Officer Dodge City Police Dept. Dodge City
Randy Cheek Deputy Douglas Co. Sheriff's Dept. Lawrence Lawrence High School Lawrence, KS
John D. Thompson Patrol Officer El Dorado Police Dept. El Dorado Herbert Hoover High School, Falling Rock, W.V. Falling Rock, WV
Lance Fabrizius Patrolman Ellinwood Police Dept. Ellinwood
Amanda Young Patrolman Emporia Police Dept. Emporia Northern Heights High School, Allen Allen, KS
Justin Sprague Police Officer Emporia Police Dept. Emporia Crest High School, Colony Colony, KS
Rutherford Richardson Public Safety Officer Gardener Dept. of Public Safety Gardner
Jason Wootonn Narcotics Investigator Harper Co. Sheriff's Dept. Anthony
Jason Wilkins Police Officer Herington Police Dept. Herington Abilene High School Abilene, KS
Joseph L. Schmidt Patrolman Hill City Police Dept. Hill City Hays Hays High School Hays, KS
Thomas G. Drewel, Jr Deputy Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Holton
Abram J. Denton Deputy Johnson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Olathe Spring Hill Spring Hill High School Spring Hill, KS
Eric D. Orr Deputy Johnson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Olathe Lenexa Pella (Iowa) Community High School Pella, IA
Jose A. Chavez (Tony) Deputy Johnson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Olathe Kansas City
Peter A. Garcia Deputy Johnson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Olathe Kansas City Bishop Miege, Roeland Park
Rachel M. Collins Deputy Johnson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Olathe Leavenworth Leavenworth High School Leavenworth, KS
Raymond Raper Deputy Johnson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Olathe Pomona Jefferson County High School, Dandridge, Tenn. Dandridge, TN
Rebecca Turner Deputy Johnson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Olathe Overland Park Lansing High School Lansing, KS
Timothy J. Van Dellan Deputy Johnson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Olathe
Wesley Shaw Deputy Johnson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Olathe Overland Park Anderson (Calif.) Union High School Anderson, CA
Jay M. Wigton Junction City Police Dept. Junction City Sedan High School Sedan, KS
Marcus Steffen Officer Junction City Police Dept. Junction City
Chris Lecuyer Asst. Public Lands Mgr. Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks Tonganoxie
J. R. Glenn Asst. Wildlife Mgr. Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks St. Paul Parsons Cunningham, KS
Willis Ohl Park Ranger KansasDept. of Wildlife & Parks Pratt Garden City High School Garden City, KS
Andrew H. Moeller Police Officer KansasState Univ. Police Dept. Manhattan Ogden Manhattan High School Manhattan, KS
Antonio D. James Patrol Officer Leavenworth Police Dept. Leavenworth Andalusia (Ala.) High Schoo Andalusia, AL
Robert J. Routt Police Officer Leavenworth Police Dept. Leavenworth La Grande (Ore.) High School La Grande, OR
Steve Koch Patrol Officer Lindsborg Police Dept. Lindsborg Lindsborg
James D. Parmley Patrolman Marion Police Dept. Marion Cedar Point
Russell L. Thornton Officer I Minneapolis Police Dept. Minneapolis
Brian K. Hackett Safety & Security Officer 1 MTAA Topeka Hayden High School, Topeka Topeka, KS
Steven M. Janzen Patrolman Nickerson Police Dept. Nickerson Hutchinson Marion High School Marion, KS
Christopher J. Wecker Deputy Osage Co. Sheriff's Dept. Lyndon Osage City Emporia High School Emporia, KS
Shane B. Kirkpatrick Deputy Osage Co. Sheriff's Dept. Lyndon Melvern
M. Thomas Mendoza PSO Parsons Police Dept. Parsons Parsons High School Parsons, KS
Rick N. Shriver Undersheriff Pratt Co. Sheriff's Dept. Pratt Coats
Jerry R. Crane Deputy Reno Co. Sheriff's Dept. Hutchinson
Ricardo G. Garcia Officer Salina Police Dept. Salina Salina South High School Salina, KS
Mitchell R. Johnson Deputy Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Dept. Topeka St. Michael's High School, Santa Fe N.M. Santa Fe, NM
Taylor Weissbeck Deputy Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Dept. Topeka Topeka High School Topeka, KS
Mickey L. Farris Police Officer Towanda Police Dept. Towanda Andover Wichita, KS
Ryan Joseph Windlholz Police Officer WaKeeney Police Dept. WaKeeney Trego Community High School
Loren N. Lossman Police Officer Washburn University Police Dept. Topeka Warrensburg (Mo.) High School Warrensburg, MO
Jared Eggleston Patrolman Wellsville Police Dept. Wellsville

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