KU News Release


July 19, 2011
Contact: Lisa Webster, University Relations, 620-694-1505

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces July graduates

YODER — Col. Ernie Garcia, superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, congratulated 49 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on July 15.

The new officers were members of the 213th 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 4, represented 34 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas.

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. 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 350 officers enroll annually in the 14-week basic training program. In 2009, the center offered continuing education and specialized training to more than 5,600 Kansas officers. 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 agency.

Dept/Agency; Name; Rank; Agency City
Altamont Police Department; Holly Franklin; Officer; Altamont
Arkansas City Police Department; Jeremy Samson; Patrolman; Arkansas City
Arkansas City Police Department; Jason Sanderholm; Patrolman; Arkansas City
Barton County Sheriff's Office; Travis Doze; Deputy; Great Bend
Bourbon County Sheriff's Office; Dylan Marlow; Deputy; Fort Scott
Butler County Sheriff's Office; Kimberly Cunningham; Deputy; El Dorado
Butler County Sheriff's Office; Jacob Lawrence; Deputy Sheriff; El Dorado
Butler County Sheriff's Office; Nicholas Poe; Sergeant; El Dorado
Clark County Sheriff's Office; Craig Divoll; Deputy; Ashland
Clark County Sheriff's Office; Donald Lynn; Deputy Sheriff Ashland
Coffeyville Police Department; Matthew York; Patrolman; Coffeyville
Comanche County Sheriff's Department; Brock Loesch; Deputy; Coldwater
Cowley County Sheriff's Office; Alice Traffas; Deputy; Winfield
Dodge City Police Department; Hillary Hornback Officer Dodge City
Dodge City Police Department; Eduardo Morales Police Officer Dodge City
Dodge City Police Department; Bryce Stein; Office; Dodge City
Dodge City Police Department; Andy Thayer; Officer; Dodge City
Douglas County Sheriff's Office; Brett LaRue; Deputy; Lawrence
Douglas County Sheriff's Office; Bradley Williams; Deputy; Lawrence
Edwardsville Police Department; Ryan Brownell; Patrol Officer; Edwardsville
El Dorado Police Department; Stephen Mogolis; Police Officer; El Dorado
Florence Police Department; Daniel Hurst; Officer; Florence
Haskell County Sheriff's Office; Chip Ross; Deputy/SRO; Sublette
Hutchinson Police Department; Michael Graham; Patrol Officer; Hutchinson
Independence Police Department; Eric Sandon; Patrolman; Independence
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks; Matthew Colvin; Park Ranger; Manhattan
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks; Kristin Kloft; Park Ranger; Wakefield
Kansas State University Police; Jason Blackburn; Officer; Manhattan
Kearny County Sheriff's Office; Micah Bunce; Patrol Deputy; Lakin
Kearny County Sheriff's Office; Colby Katz; Deputy; Lakin
Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office; Kenneth Borders Deputy Sheriff; Leavenworth
Liberal Police Department; Timothy Bacon; Police Officer; Liberal
Liberal Police Department; Stacy Brook;s Patrol Officer; Liberal
Liberal Police Department; Adam Miller; Officer; Liberal
Marion County Sheriff's Office; Wilma Mueller; Investigator; Marion
Mitchell County Sheriff's Office; Bryan Hone; Deputy; Beloit
Mound City Police Department; Clinton Johnson; Officer; Mound City
MTAA Police and Fire Department; James Mercer; Police Officer; Topeka
Ness County Sheriff's Office; Brandon Mitchell; Deputy; Ness City
Oberlin Police Department; Bret Marietta; Patrolman; Oberlin
Republic County Sheriff's Office; Jonathan Shelly; Deputy; Belleville
Russell County Sheriff's Office; Forrest Alexander; Deputy; Russell
Sabetha Police Department; Darin Alle; Patrol Officer; Sabetha
Salina Police Department; Crystal Marks; Police Officer; Salina
Salina Police Department; Kevin Reay; Police Officer; Salina
Wichita County Sheriff's Office; Johnny Meese; Deputy Sheriff; Leoti
Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office; Michael Bridges; Deputy; Kansas City


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