Aaron Slater, a patrol officer with the Peabody Police Department, was among the 59 new law enforcement officers statewide who graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center April 21.
The new officers were members of the 244th basic training class at the center, located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder. The center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education.
The graduates, who began their training Jan. 17, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas.
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.
Established by the Kansas Legislature in 1968, the center trains the majority of municipal, county and state law enforcement officers in Kansas.