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March 2, 2006
Contact: Lisa Webster, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, (620) 694-1505.

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces Feb. 24 graduates

HUTCHINSON — Wichita Chief of Police Norman Williams congratulated 57 new law enforcement graduates at their Feb. 24 graduation in the 4-H Building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson after they completed a basic training program at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) near Yoder.

The graduates, who began their training course Nov. 7, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. They were the 184th basic training class of graduates.

Graduates receive certificates of 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 to 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.

A list of graduates can be found below.

NameRankDept/AgencyAgency locationResidence location (if not same as agency)
Miles D. ClevelandPatrolmanArkansas City Police Dept.Arkansas City, KS
Jason E. LegleiterPatrol OfficerArkansas City Police Dept.Arkansas City, KS
Adam R. McLeodPatrolmanArkansas City Police Dept.Arkansas City, KS
Keith A. KennonDeputyBarton Co. Sheriff's Dept.Great Bend, KS
William E. BerryOfficerBelle Plaine Police Dept.Belle Plaine, KS
Jeremy W. HeadleyPatrolmanBurlington Police Dept.Burlington, KS
Chad M. GrahamDeputyButler Co. Sheriff's Dept.El Dorado, KS Andover, KS
Kevin J. MulvaneyDeputy SheriffButler Co. Sheriff's Dept.El Dorado, KS
Dustin M. HelmsOfficerCaldwell Police Dept.Caldwell, KS
Lisa C. ProseOfficerChetopa Police Dept.Chetopa, KS
Steve C. DeillDeputyCowley Co. Sheriff's Dept.Winfield, KS
David GordonPatrol OfficerDodge City Police Dept.Dodge City, KSCimarron, KS
Tyler A. McClureOfficerFort Hays State University Police Dept.Hays, KS
Andrew J. L. SwopeOfficerFort Scott Police Dept.Fort Scott, KS
Jeremi ThompsonDeputyFranklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.Ottawa, KS
Aaron M. HaileyOfficerGalena Police Dept.Galena, KSWebb City, MO
Ross W. JamesonPatrol OfficerGarden City Police Dept.Garden City, KS
William C. PadenPatrolmanGreat Bend Police Dept.Great Bend, KS
Michael J. AndersonDeputyGreenwood Co. Sheriff's Dept.Eureka, KSEmporia, KS
Jon D. EsauDeputyHaskell Co. Sheriff's Dept.Sublette, KSMontezuma, KS
Jason D. UnruhDeputyHaskell Co. Sheriff's Dept.Sublette, KS
Amanda R. HerlPolice OfficerHays Police Dept.Hays, KS
Jessica J. MerzPolice OfficerHiawatha Police Dept.Hiawatha, KS
Kevin J. TilleyOfficerHiawatha Police Dept.Hiawatha, KS
Jennfier L. YoungPolice OfficerHutchinson Police Dept.Hutchinson, KS
Dana A. JohnsonDeputyJefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept.Oskaloosa, KSTopeka, KS
Leah A. BoschultDeputyJohnson Co. Sheriff's Dept.Gardner, KSOlathe, KS
Erica J. FrancisDeputy SheriffJohnson Co. Sheriff's Dept.Olathe, KSDeSoto, KS
Michael S. GrisellDeputyJohnson Co. Sheriff's Dept.Olathe, KSOlathe, KS
Christopher R. HargraveDeputyJohnson Co. Sheriff's Dept.Olathe, KSSedalia, MO
Kevin F. HunnDeputyJohnson Co. Sheriff's Dept.Olathe, KS
Raymond B. NussDeputyJohnson Co. Sheriff's Dept.Olathe, KS
Ryan M. SchweigerDeputyJohnson Co. Sheriff's Dept.Olathe, KS
Avery T. CarterOfficerJunction City Police Dept.Junction City, KS
Shane P. QuigleyPolice OfficerJunction City Police Dept.Junction City, KSGrandview Plaza, KS
Stacey L. CraneEnforcement AgentKansas Alcoholic Beverage ControlTopeka, KS Manhattan, KS
Dustin M. WardNatural Resource Officer IKansas Wildlife & ParksEl Dorado, KS
Jared S. EatmonNatural Resource Officer IKansas Wildlife & ParksWilson, KSLucas, KS
Pamela S. PoseyPolice OfficerKUMed Police Dept.Kansas City, KS
Matthew R. CablePolice OfficerKUMed Police Dept.Kansas City, KSOverland Park, KS
John McCordPatrol OfficerLiberal Police Dept.Liberal, KS
Jason W. McDanielDeputyMiami Co. Sheriff's Dept.Paola, KS
John W. RossOfficerMTAATopeka, KS Burlingame, KS
Jim L. BethardsOfficerNewton Police Dept.Newton, KSHalstead, KS
Eric S. ClaryPatrolmanOsawatomie Police Dept.Osawatomie, KS
John Z. MinerDeputyPhillips Co. Sheriff's Dept.Phillipsburg, KS
Joshua L. WhiteDeputyReno Co. Sheriff's Dept.Hutchinson, KSPretty Prairie, KS
Amanda C. OrtonOfficerSalina Police Dept.Salina, KSAbilene, KS
Frisco A. SullivanOfficerScott City Police Dept.Scott City, KS
Paul Andrew Fort, Jr.PatrolmanUlysses Police Dept.Ulysses, KS
Noah S. HolmesPatrolmanUlysses Police Dept.Ulysses, KS
Jesse R. HammondChiefWaverly Police Dept.Waverly, KS
Jason M. RiedingerDeputyWoodson Co. Sheriff's Dept.Yates Center, KS


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