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KLETC Graduates 298th Basic Training Class, Includes 2 from Hutch PD

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Graduates 298th Basic Training Class.

Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on September 9th at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium.

Deputy David Decker of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Chief Dale Finger of the Leawood Police Department. Steve McCorkill, KLETC Senior Instructor of Police, was the Class Coordinator for the 298th Basic Training Class.

Agent Sydney Schreffler of the Kansas Racing & Gaming Commission and Officer Kollin Goering of the Hutchinson Police Department were placed on the Director’s Honor Roll. Agent Schreffler was additionally awarded the Larry Welch Academic Award for having the highest total average on the written exams within the class. Officer Chandler Allen of the Leavenworth Police Department received the award for fitness while Officer Morney Sok of the University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department was recognized for his firearms proficiency as the class’s “Top Shot”.

Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC 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, KLETC 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 300 officers enroll annually in KLETC 14-week basic training programs. KLETC offers continuing education and specialized training to over 10,000 Kansas officers each year. KLETC is located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, and is a division of the University of Kansas Lifelong & Professional Education.

The graduates, who began their training in May 2022, represented multiple municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates are listed below by county and agency:

Barton
Trae Wineinger – Great Bend Police Department

Brown
Elliot Boldt – Iowa Tribal Police Department

Cherokee
Matthew Burkhart – Galena Police Department

Douglas
Geovanny Gonzalez – Lawrence Police Department
Tristan Handley – Lawrence Police Department

Franklin
Matthew Greiner – Ottawa Police Department

Grant
Elvin Rodriguez – Ulysses Police Department

Johnson
Chance Thomas – Leawood Police Department

Labette
Joshua Lindsey – Parsons Police Department

Leavenworth
Chandler Allen – Leavenworth Police Department
John Yates – Leavenworth Police Department
Dennis Helt – Lansing Police Department

Miami
Lucas Millican – Paola Police Department

Osage
Caden Feliciano – Osage County Sheriff’s Office

Reno
Kollin Goering – Hutchinson Police Department
Matthew Hickman – Hutchinson Police Department

Shawnee
Zachary Cronk – University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department
Morney Sok – University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department
Sydney Schreffler – Kansas Racing & Gaming Commission, Sec Div

Wilson
David Decker – Wilson County Sheriff’s Office
Jenna Reed- Wilson County Sheriff’s Office

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