In-service training

In-service training is required by law of certified Kansas police or law enforcement officers. Kansas law requires each certified, full-time, employed officer to receive 40 hours of such training annually.  Training standards are maintained by Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (C.P.O.S.T.) and provided and tracked through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

The Kansas Peace Officers Association offers training opportunities throughout the year during conferences and other events.

For guidelines pertaining to In-Service Training please visit Kansas C.P.O.S.T.

Upcoming Training/Meetings

KPOA Business Meeting
June 14, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Fort Hays State University Foundation
Robbins Center
One Tiger Place
Hays, Kansas 67601

We will give a brief overview of KPOA and what we have been doing since the 2016 conference. I will also have a KPOA financial update.

Following this meeting we will sponsor a free Overdose Investigation and Prosecution class (See Below).

I would also like to remind everyone of the upcoming July 1, 2017 deadline as stated below for the nominations of candidates for offices.

Candidates for the Offices of President, President Elect, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer and Sergeant-At-Arms must file a letter of intent with the Secretary-Treasurer not later than July 1 of the current year.
Within thirty (30) days, the Secretary-Treasurer shall notify the Executive Committee of the names of the candidates for the various offices. Candidates for the offices listed above may not be nominated from the floor unless all previously registered candidates for an office have withdrawn or been disqualified prior to the election or none have filed for that office prior to July 1 of that current year. A candidate to be nominated from the floor under these conditions must appear at the Executive Committee meeting prior to the election, to present their credentials.


June 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm with an hour lunch break
Drug Overdose Investigations and Prosecutions
Length: 4 hours
Location: Fort Hays State University Foundation
Robbins Center
One Tiger Place
Hays, Kansas 67601
Cost: Free

This course will walk you through a drug overdose investigation and prosecution with the training being led by Assistant US Attorney Sheri Catania and Assistant Johnson County District Attorney Sarah Hill.
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For a schedule of upcoming training offered throughout the state please visit the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

Kansas C.P.O.S.T.Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center