YODER, Kan. - Michael Kaste, special agent in charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Kansas City division, congratulated 58 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center earlier this month.
The graduates, who began their training Sept. 24, 2012, and graduated Jan. 18, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies in Kansas.
The new officers were members of the 221st 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.
Local graduates are:
Brandon Bradley, of Augusta, a patrol officer with the Augusta Department of Safety.
Quinten Shoopman, of Augusta, a patrol officer with the Augusta Department of Safety.
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.