Kansas Peace Officers Association

"Co-operation and Justice"

Upcoming events

    • 01/21/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Ford County Sheriff's Office 11311 Comanche Road Dodge City, KS

    This course prepares participants through instruction and practice to identify illegal substances during the course of their duties, use the correct field testing kits demonstrated by taking a final exam, and properly package and submitting these substances to the KBI lab. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certification from NIK, Nark II and Nartec.

    Registration Fee:  $15.00

    To register, visit https://www.enrole.com/kupce/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=LE20289F&courseId=DIFTC&categoryId=10024

    • 01/22/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lenexa City Hall – Community Forum, 17101 W. 87th Street PKWY Lenexa, Kansas

    The Kansas Law Enforcement CIT Council is proud to present 'Winning The Battle' by Clarke and Tracie Paris on January 22, 2020.  This powerful and motivating presentation is a very effective tool used to help first responders, police personnel, fire personnel, hospital personnel, military personnel, civilian employees and spouses deal with tragedies commonly referred to as ‘Critical Incidents’.  It is even more effective in helping the same personnel deal with the every day stressors associated with their chosen careers that can and often do result in career-ending actions such as PTSD, depression, cumulative stress, domestic violence, failed relationships, alcoholism, substance abuse and even suicide.

    Clarke Paris retired as a sergeant with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after a 27 year career.  He is the Creator/Producer of award-winning documentary film on Police Stress/Suicide, The Pain Behind The Badge and author of My Life For Your Life (Book on Police Stress/Suicide) and the children’s book Daddy, I Worry About You.  Every paid registrant will receive a DVD of the film The Pain Behind The Badge and a copy of the book My Life For Your Life.

    Training will be held at the Lenexa City Hall – Community Forum located at 17101 W. 87th Street PKWY Lenexa, Kansas 66219. 

    Registration is $40.00 and can be completed though the link below.  Spouses or significant others are encouraged to attend and are free with every purchase of a general admission ticket.  Use the code: Spouse    


    To learn more visit http://thepainbehindthebadge.com/.

    • 01/22/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Saline County Sheriff's Office 251 N 10th Salina, KS

    This course prepares participants through instruction and practice to identify illegal substances during the course of their duties, use the correct field testing kits demonstrated by taking a final exam, and properly package and submitting these substances to the KBI lab. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certification from NIK, Nark II and Nartec.

    Registration Fee:  $15.00

    To register, visit https://www.enrole.com/kupce/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=LE20290F&courseId=DIFTC&categoryId=10024

    • 01/23/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Derby Public Library 1600 Walnut Grove Derby, KS

    This course prepares participants through instruction and practice to identify illegal substances during the course of their duties, use the correct field testing kits demonstrated by taking a final exam, and properly package and submitting these substances to the KBI lab. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certification from NIK, Nark II and Nartec.

    Registration Fee:  $15.00

    To register, visit https://www.enrole.com/kupce/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=LE20291F&courseId=DIFTC&categoryId=10024

    • 01/28/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ramada Convention Center, 420 SE 6th St, Topeka, KS
    • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  KPOA Board/Legislative Meeting:  Alcoves 5 and 6
    • 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (paid for by KPOA):  Madison Street West (Hotel Restaurant)
    • 3:30 p.m.  Joint Legislative Meeting:  Alcoves 5 and 6
    • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   Legislative Reception:  Grand Ballroom

    Hotel Room Reservations will be made by individual attendees directly with Hotel's reservation department by calling 1-800-432-2424 or 785/234-5400.  In order to receive the group rate, attendees must request the "JOINT LAW ENFORCEMENT" group rate when making their reservations.

    All reservation requests must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless guaranteed by one of the above methods.

    Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Tuesday, January 18, 2019.  After January 18 regular rates will apply.

    Room rate includes full hot breakfast buffet. Room rate does not include sales and lodging tax.

    • 01/28/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Ramada Convention Center, 420 SE 6th St, Topeka, KS

    • 02/04/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Geary County Sheriff’s Office 826 N Franklin St. Junction City, KS

    Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) Refresher Training and Wet Workshop
    These courses are 4 hour SFST re-certification class. This course is for any certified law enforcement officer who is in need of SFST re-certification. Any full-time, part-time or reserve officer is welcome to attend. There is no tuition cost for this training. This course will provide you training with new tools to detect impaired drivers and to combat the growing drunk driving problem in every community.

    To register visit https://www.ktsro.org/event-registration-5/?Event=1.

    • 03/17/2020
    • 03/18/2020
    • Valley Center Middle School 800 N Meridian Valley Center, KS

    Active Shooter Response Training Opportunity to be in Valley Center, Kansas.

    The Federal Government and the Department of Education have significantly changed the recommended guidelines for organizations and schools regarding how to prepare, train, and respond to an active shooter situation.

    The Valley Center Police Department embraces this new standard of safety preparedness and will be hosting Active Shooter Response Certification Training (ALICE Training) on March 17 and 18, 2020. This certification is a two day train-the-trainer class on active shooter response. Attendees will range from law enforcement, local school officials and area businesses leaders.

    COURSE PRICE - $695


    Please Click Here to register.

    ALICE - Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate – is a set of proactive options-based strategies that moves beyond lockdown by empowering individuals to participate in their own survival in the face of violence.  ALICE is supported by more than 4200 law enforcement agencies around the country and complies with the standard of care recommended by the Federal Department of Education, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Please visit alicetraining.com to learn more.

    We are looking forward to seeing you in class to help us save more lives.

    • 04/21/2020
    • 04/22/2020
    • Capital Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS


    Tuesday–Wednesday, April 21-22, 2020

    Capitol Plaza Hotel
    1717 SW Topeka Blvd
    Topeka, Kansas

    Learn the latest developments in all facets of transportation safety from experts in the field.

    Who should attend?

    This conference provides valuable information for law enforcement personnel, court professionals, state and local government officials, engineers, safety advocates, EMT and EMS workers, teen drivers, educators and counselors, special interest group representatives and more. 

    What to Expect

    Keynote and breakout sessions cover injury control, law enforcement, youth issues*, roadway safety, autonomous vehicles, officer safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and more. Participants can receive up to 9.5 contact hours of instruction. Several networking breaks allow attendees to meet and talk with speakers, colleagues and vendors in the exhibit hall each day.

    Confirmed session topics for 2020 include:

    • Mike Lutzenkirchen, Lutzie 43 Foundation
    • StarChase Pursuit Management Technology
    • Unmanned aircraft systems
    • Innovative intersections
    • Safety design-build in Missouri
    • Roadway design and education for road sharing
    • How to reach hard-to-reach audiences
    • Messages that Will Resonate: Behavior Marketing Workshop

    Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday, April 20, 2020

    This conference also provides pre-conference workshops the day before the conference. They are typically either three or six hours in length and cover timely and relevant traffic safety topics primarily focused on law enforcement, emergency management and incident management. Conference attendees can easily add one or both workshops to their conference registration. In addition, workshop registration is available to anyone, not just those attending the conference.


    Youth participation at the last few Transportation Safety Conferences has been so impressive the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office established a Kansas Teen Transportation Safety Conference in 2018. For more information on this event, please contact KTSRO at 800-416-2522.

    To learn more and to register visit https://kupce.ku.edu/transportation-safety?utm_campaign=Transportation%20Safety%20Conference&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=80497290&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--yMeJcuQPySuUt6vxc_uW3H0JdBc0_Cttu3PLBI_2j7wPwzaH1olSgyRma6FQjR6_-bxGKe9C1cOF8ba2cJetQLB-yQg&_hsmi=80497290

    We look forward to seeing you in Topeka in 2020!

    • 04/23/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn: California Conference Room, 151 S Cedar Niles Road, Gardner, Kansas

    “Deceptive Behaviors and Hidden Compartments,” taught by Brad Gilmore, provides police officers with a comprehensive break down of criminal trafficking trends, vehicle hides, and electronic hidden compartments. Instruction also covers simple indicators more prominently seen with high level criminal vehicles. Officers will be shown exactly how to conduct a methodical vehicle search that ensures no contraband will be missed, or compartment overlooked. Police Officers attending this class will gain extreme confidence and a new understanding of effective police work. Street Cop Training has received high regards and amazing aftermaths from previous attendees of this course.

    Detective Brad Gilmore began his career as a patrol officer in a Bergen County municipal police department. Gilmore quickly became extremely proficient at intercepting large amounts of contraband from criminal motor vehicle stops, despite working in a small municipality. Gilmore achieved several large seizures by identifying aftermarket hidden compartments while working as a “small town cop.” Gilmore himself has over 400 hours of hidden compartment training and has invested thousands more studying the areas for which his expertise lies. Gilmore was quickly recognized for his exceptional skills and abilities and is now employed as a County Detective assigned to the narcotics investigation’s division. This division focuses on the interception of large quantities of contraband on New Jersey roadways. In the last 4 years, Gilmore has been responsible for the seizure of millions of dollars in US currency, and several dozen kilograms of illegal Narcotics. He is also the Vice President of the NJ Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association. In 2019 Gilmore was deemed a COURT CERTIFIED HIDDEN COMPARTMENT AND DRUG TRAFFICKING EXPERT. Brad is hands down one of the best instructor’s there has ever been. His course, like many of ours, is experienced not taken.

    To register, visit https://streetcoptraining.com/events/deceptive-behaviors-hidden-compartments-8/.

    • 04/27/2020
    • 05/08/2020
    • Shawnee Justice Center, 5850 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas

    The Shawnee Police Department in partnership with the Olathe Police Department is proud to present an Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation class from April 27 - May 8, 2020. The class will be held at the Shawnee Justice Center, located at 5850 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas. Class fee is $295 and is limited to 20 students. Registration for this class is primarily for Law Enforcement officials only. For further information, contact Traffic Safety Unit Sergeant Nick Shurmantine at (913) 742-6782 or nshurmantine@cityofshawnee.org.

    This course is designed to take the Police Officer beyond the basics of accident investigation. This is a technical accident investigation course and attendees should attend with a strong knowledge of basic accident investigation.

    Attendees will learn and apply basic principles of physics and mathematical equations to determine the drag factor of a surface and to estimate vehicle speed from skidmarks and scuffmarks.

    The proper procedures for measuring, scale diagramming and recording physical evidence and facts available only at the crash scene will be taught.

    Attendees will be given techniques for preserving evidence, interviewing drivers and preparing the case. 

    Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will have developed the competence and skills needed to conduct an in-depth traffic crash investigation.

    Kansas officers are eligible to receive 80 hours of in-service training certification through KLETC, Missouri officers will receive 80 hours POST continuing education in the technical core curricula area, and Oklahoma officers will receive 80 hours POST continuing education in the technical core curricula area.

    Topics Include:

    • Mathematical Review
    • Roadway Physical Evidence
    • Vehicle Physical Evidence
    • Vehicle Dynamics & Motion
    • Speed Estimates from Skidmarks, Scuffmarks and Airborne
    • Time, Distance and Motion
    • Scale Diagramming
    • Vehicle Lamp Examination
    • Pedestrian Collision Investigation
    • Crash Photography
    • Search Warrants
    • Motorcycle Crash Investigation
    • Basic Concepts of Conservation of Linear Momentum to prepare the Attendee for Further Training in Traffic Crash

    About the Course:

    The attendee should have basic knowledge about traffic accident investigation and a desire to advance those skills. The course will include classroom lecture as well as outdoor controlled experiments with vehicle test skids, to scale diagramming, and staged crashes to reinforce understanding of the technical concepts employed in traffic crash investigation. This type of class fulfills the prerequisite for accident reconstruction.

    In addition, several student projects will be completed to display those skills learned in the classroom. The projects will include:

    • scale diagrams
    • time, distance problems
    • pedestrian & motorcycle crashes
    • airborne 

    Attendees will receive a scientific calculator, template, protractor, formula handbook, necessary study materials and daily refreshments.

    *Please bring a laptop that can handle a thumb drive and power point.

    About the Instructors:

    The course will be taught by current and former members of the Shawnee and Olathe Police Department’s Traffic Unit. They include officers trained and experienced in Traffic Crash Reconstruction and continuing education/conferences.

    For more information or to register, visit https://cityofshawnee.com/cms/One.aspx?objectId=11470508&contextId=8941472

    Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office

    2930 SW Wanamaker Dr. Suite 100

    Topeka, KS 66614

    • 07/07/2020
    • 07/08/2020
    • Ford County Sheriff’s Office 11311 E Comanche St. Dodge City, Kansas 67801

    Course Objectives

    To provide participants with a basic understanding for the legal and ethical requirements in order to properly operate a professional evidence / property management system. To familiarize fellow law enforcement professionals with the techniques and responsibilities involved in the function of a property room environment. Encourage one another to exchange ideas to improve the understanding and functionality of the property management system within their own agency.

    • Property Room Problems and Solutions
    • Policies and Procedures
    • Packaging
    • Security
    • Management Theories
    • Events and Trends
    • Property Room Layout
    • Storage Management
    • Documentation
    • Purging
    • Dispositions
    • Audits and Inventories
    • Miscellaneous Handouts and Sample Forms

    Seminar Agenda

    July 7, 2020

    • 8:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. Registration
    • 8:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. 
      • Welcome Introduction
      • Property Room Issues
      • Policies / Procedures
      • Packaging
    • 12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
    • 1:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. 
      • Security
      • Management Theories
      • Events / Trends
      • Layout / Storage

    July 8, 2020

    • 8:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. 
      • Documentation
      • Found / Safekeeping
      • General Numbering Systems /
      • Bar Coding
      • Firearms / Narcotics / Currency
    • 12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
    • 1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. 
      • Purging / Diversion
      • Destruction Methods
      • Audits / Inventories
    • 4:00 p.m. Certificate Presentation

    Registration Fee $325.00 Includes handouts and training manual, and a Certificate of Completion.

    Register Online at https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=17087

    • 10/13/2020
    • 10/15/2020
    • Bluemnont Hotel, 1212 Bluemont Ave, Manhattan, KS


    More information to follow...

Past events

01/13/2020 KBI Basic SWAT School
11/26/2019 Kansas Anti-Human Trafficking Training: A Multidisciplinary Focused Approach
11/21/2019 Gold Shield: Mass Shootings
11/12/2019 Kansas Anti-Human Trafficking Training: A Multidisciplinary Focused Approach
11/07/2019 Drug Identification and Field Testing Certification
11/06/2019 Drug Identification and Field Testing Certification
10/31/2019 Kansas Anti-Human Trafficking Training: A Multidisciplinary Focused Approach
10/30/2019 Legal and Legislative Updates
10/30/2019 Legal and Legislative Updates
10/30/2019 Kansas Anti-Human Trafficking Training: A Multidisciplinary Focused Approach
10/30/2019 KIA Conference and Training
10/25/2019 First Responder Safety, Health and Wellness Symposium
10/21/2019 Basic Crisis Negotiation Training
10/21/2019 Burden of Command Training
10/21/2019 14th Annual Impaired Driving Conference
10/11/2019 "Technology Takes the Wheel" seminar on autonomous/self-driving vehicles
10/11/2019 Kansas Anti-Human Trafficking Training: A Multidisciplinary Focused Approach
10/08/2019 Al Thimmesch Retirement Reception
10/08/2019 KPOA General Meeting and Fall Training Conference
10/07/2019 No One Fights Alone - Officer Resiliance and Self-Care
09/23/2019 Tactical Narcotics Debriefing
09/18/2019 Kansas Asset Forfeiture and E-citation Reporting
09/17/2019 The Living Forensic Evaluation of Gunshot Wounds
09/15/2019 Kansas Concerns of Police Survivors 10th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament
08/28/2019 Trauma Response for the Justice System
08/27/2019 Trauma Response for the Justice System
08/27/2019 Opioid Use Disorders, Substance Abuse and Addiction in Law Enforcement
08/19/2019 Media & Public Relations
08/19/2019 Peer Support & Critical Incident Debrief Training
08/08/2019 Kansas Law Enforcement Industrial Hemp Field Day
08/01/2019 Legal and Legislative Updates
07/28/2019 B.R.A.K.E.S Teen Advanced Driver Training
07/28/2019 B.R.A.K.E.S Teen Advanced Driver Training
07/27/2019 B.R.A.K.E.S Teen Advanced Driver Training
07/27/2019 B.R.A.K.E.S Teen Advanced Driver Training
07/26/2019 Courthouse Security - FREE TRAINING TO KPOA MEMBERS
07/26/2019 Legal and Legislative Updates
07/25/2019 Legal and Legislative Updates
07/19/2019 Legal and Legislative Updates
07/18/2019 Legal and Legislative Updates
07/12/2019 Legal and Legislative Updates
07/11/2019 Legal and Legislative Updates
06/25/2019 Building Resilience – Surviving Secondary Trauma - FREE TRAINING TO KPOA MEMBERS
06/24/2019 SWAT Tactics for Patrol Officers - FREE TRAINING TO KPOA MEMBERS
06/08/2019 KPOA Annual Firearms Competition
06/02/2019 2019 KCJIS User Conference
05/15/2019 Cellular Telephone Investigations and Video Preservation for the Street Officer
05/13/2019 Basic Drug Investigator Course - Garden City
05/03/2019 37th Annual Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial
04/15/2019 Basic Drug Investigator Course - Topeka
03/04/2019 KNOA Training Conference
02/06/2019 Kansas Opioid Summit
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