KSCPOST has modified the annual in-service training requirement. Only 28 hours of annual in-service training will be required during the 2020 annual training year (July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020). Officers unable to meet the 28 hour training requirement by June 30, 2020 may still apply for extensions, modifications, or waivers.
KSCPOST has also suspended the 20 hour limit for online training during the 2020 annual training year. The reduction and suspension are pro-active measures to address agency and officer concerns regarding the receipt of annual in-service training and complications as a result of COVID-19.
KSCPOST does not have the authority to waive, extend, or modify the annual firearms qualification requirement. Agencies should consider their own liability in not meeting this annual requirement. KSCPOST will not take disciplinary action regarding the annual requirement in the 2020 annual in-service training year.
Officers should continue to complete the racial or other bias-based policing training that is required and reported to the Attorney General’s Office pursuant to K.S.A. 22-4610. Those hours may be reported to satisfy the KSCPOST annual in-service training requirement.
The Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (KS·CPOST) is committed to providing the citizens of Kansas with qualified, trained, ethical, competent, and professional peace officers. It is also dedicated to adopting and enforcing professional standards for certification of peace officers to promote public safety and preserve public trust and confidence.
KSCPOST has updated the In-Service Training Guidelines for Law Enforcement regarding live, interactive multimedia training. Training that is attended live where an instructor, facilitator or training coordinator is present at the delivery site to answer questions during the training program may be classified as “Unclassified.” Viewing a recorded training program should still be classified as “Media.”
We are pleased to announce that a new Online Data Entry training course is now available through KLETC's online in-service training program. You may access the training by clicking here.
The Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (KS·CPOST) is a 12-member body appointed by the Governor that oversees law enforcement training in the State of Kansas. Among its many duties and responsibilities is that of approving the basic core training curriculum for all Kansas law enforcement and police officers and granting certification to all Kansas full and part-time officers who meet the prerequisites for certification.
The Commission may suspend, revoke, or deny the certification of a police or law enforcement officer who fails to meet the requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act or has met such requirements by falsifying documents or failing to disclose information required for certification.
Additionally, the Commission may publicly or privately censure, reprimand, or place on probation a police or law enforcement officer or an applicant for certification for violations of the Training Act and may also suspend, revoke, or deny, the certification of any such officer or applicant.
The Commission has an investigative process to follow-up on reports of alleged Training Act violations. Procedures are in place to actively make inquiries into reports of officers failing to meet the requirements of the Training Act and to investigate allegations of falsifying documents to meet the requirements. Investigations are also conducted in matters relating to law enforcement officer standards.