KU News Release


May 19, 2011
Contact: Lisa Webster, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, 620-694-1505

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces May graduates

YODER — Lt. Tim Tompkins of the Pittsburg Police Department congratulated 59 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on May 6.

The new officers were members of the 212th 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 Jan. 31, represented 42 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. To navigate the chart, use left and right arrow keys or the scroll bar at the bottom.

Dept/AgencyRankFirst NameLast NameAgency cityHometown ZIP
Andover Police DepartmentPolice OfficerJasonArnoldAndover67002
Arkansas City Police DepartmentPatrolmanRustyParksArkansas City67005
Augusta Department of SafetySafety OfficerLindenBlankAugusta67010
Cheney Police DepartmentPatrol OfficeShawnFowlerCheney67025
Cherokee County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyDallasPulliamColumbus66724
Clark County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyLeviSmithAshland67831
Cloud County Sheriff's OfficeDeputy SheriffAdamHolbertConcordia66901
Derby Police DepartmentPolice OfficerRicardoGonzalezDerby67037
Derby Police DepartmentPolice OfficerAbigailLessmanDerby67037
Derby Police DepartmentPolice OfficerDerrickSlatonDerby67037
Derby Police DepartmentPolice OfficerAndrewStoreyDerby67037
Derby Police DepartmentOfficerJustinTaylorDerby67037
Edwards County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyAndrewSchmidtKinsley67547
Ellis Police DepartmentPolice OfficerGabrielSmallEllis67637
Emporia Police DepartmentPolice OfficerBrandyBrunsonEmporia66801
Emporia Police DepartmentPolice OfficerMarcialHernandezEmporia66801
Franklin County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyBlakeBrooksOttawa66067
Franklin County Sheriff's OfficeDeputy SheriffRusselGeistOttawa66067
Franklin County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyRichardWilsonOttawa66067
Galena Police DepartmentPatrolmanJerryDannelsGalena66739
Geary County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyMichaelBaumgardnerJunction City66441
Goddard Police DepartmentPolice OfficerPhillipBergerGoddard67052
Great Bend Police DepartmentPatrolmanRyanHammekeGreat Bend67530
Great Bend Police DepartmentPatrolmanJacobHarlowGreat Bend67530
Greenwood County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyGaryBoles IIEureka67045
Greenwood County Sheriff's OfficeDeputy PatrolJasonMyersEureka67045
Greenwood County Sheriff's OfficeDeputy SheriffJoshuaNelsonEureka67045
Harper County Sheriff's OfficeSheriff DeputyCharlesMcCannAnthony67003
Hugoton Police DepartmentPatrolmanPerryCraneHugoton67951
Jewell County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyMichaelPerrieMankato66956
Junction City Police DepartmentPolice OfficerMitchellMarstonJunction City66441
Junction City Police DepartmentOfficerBrandonShumateJunction City66441
Kansas Department of Wildlife & ParksNatural Resource Officer IDavidBrethIndependence67301
Kansas Department of Wildlife & ParksPublic Lands ManagerJustinHamiltonGarden City67846
Kansas Department of Wildlife & ParksNatural Resource Officer IKurtHudsonPratt67124
Leavenworth County Sheriff's OfficeDeputy SheriffBrianPattersonLeavenworth66048
Leavenworth Police DepartmentPolice OfficerStevenCisnerosLeavenworth66048
Leavenworth Police DepartmentPolice OfficerRobertSowaLeavenworth66048
Liberal Police DepartmentOfficerDwayneDevellenLiberal67905
Liberal Police DepartmentPolice OfficerJaimePeraltaLiberal67901
Liberal Police DepartmentPolice OfficerSeanSchooleyLiberal67905
Marysville Police DepartmentPolice OfficerJonRettigMarysville66508
Metropolitan Topeka Airport AuthorityPatrol Officer IBrandonRobertsTopeka66603
Montgomery County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyDerrickBrownIndependence67301
Osage County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyChrisWellsLyndon66451
Ottawa County Sheriff's OfficeDeputy SheriffLeviLivengoodMinneapolis67467
Ottawa Police DepartmentOfficerBrianLuftOttawa66067
Pittsburg Police DepartmentPatrol OfficerStephanieMossPittsburg66762
Pottawatomie County Sheriff's OfficeDeputy SheriffWilliamAllenWestmoreland66549
Reno County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyDavidPostHutchinson67501
Reno County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyAndyWalkerHutchinson67501
Riley County Police DepartmentPolice OfficerNicoleBurdickManhattan66502
Riley County Police DepartmentPolice OfficerAdamShamburgManhattan66502
Salina Police DepartmentOfficerAustinHardinSalina67402
Scranton Police DepartmentChiefLarryAlexanderScranton66537
Sterling Police DepartmentPolice OfficerNickSowersSterling67579
Tonganoxie Police DepartmentPolice OfficerJeremiahHowellTonganoxie66086
Wellington Police DepartmentOfficerMattNelsonWellington67152
Wyandotte County Sheriff's OfficeDeputyMichaelMoormanKansas City66101

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