YODER, Kan. (KSNW) — Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Oct. 9.
The graduates, who began their training in July 2020, represented 19 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas.
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.
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.
Graduates who granted permission to release their names are listed below by county and agency:
Seth Pollet, Allen County Sheriff’s Office
Joseph Stotler, Allen County Sheriff’s Office
Elijah Farran, Iola Police Department
Esiquio Avalos, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office
Gage Wilson, Clay Center Police Department
Jesse Snider, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office
Joshua Price, Herington Police Department
Rachel Hirtler, Elwood Police Department
Ty McCulloch, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office
James Murphy, Ellis Police Department
Anthony Dougan, Ottawa Police Department
Roy Larson, Ottawa Police Department
Belinda Gatlin, Grandview Plaza Police Department
Tanner Lemery, Prairie Band Pottawatomi Tribal Police
Barbara Cochran, Pleasanton Police Department
Mason Lamb, Louisburg Police Department
Justin Lewis, Miami County Sheriff’s Office
Baxter Defore, Seneca Police Department
Lindsy Eash, Mulvane Police Department
Brett Sarchet, Belle Plaine Police Department
Alicia Gines, Colby Police Department
Matthew Walker, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office