Francis graduates from training
Erica Francis, De Soto, was one of 57 new law enforcement graduates who completed basic training at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Yoder and graduated Feb. 24 in a ceremony at the 4-H building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
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 and directly trains the majority of municipal, county and state law enforcement officers in Kansas. 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.