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Training & Development

The success of the accreditation program is dependent upon the skills and knowledge of agency Accreditation Managers and our KLEAP Assessors.

Training Classes

Training Classes - General Information:

  • Classes are scheduled to meet the demand of participating agencies.

  • To attend KLEAP training classes for FREE your agency must have a signed Agency Participation Agreement on file.

  • Non-Participating Agencies will be invoiced $50 for each attendee registered.

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Accreditation Manager Training

The Kansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (KLEAP) follows a progressive and time-proven way of assisting Kansas Law Enforcement agencies to improve their overall performance. Agencies participating in the accreditation program will conduct a self-assessment utilizing a Gap Analysis approach to determine how existing operations, policies, and procedures can be adapted to meet the 167 KLEAP Program Standards. The agency will develop electronic accreditation files to document their compliance. When the process is completed, a team of trained assessors will conduct a remote file review and visit the agency to verify compliance.

Training Objectives Include:

  • Policy Development and Management
  • An Introduction to KLEAP Standards
  • Successful Accreditation Management
  • Mock Assessment
  • On-Site Assessment
  • Mastering KLEAP Resources

This training will provide a forum for asking questions and create a peer-to-peer network. Newly appointed Accreditation Managers are encouraged to attend this beneficial training as they begin the accreditation process. This class is specifically geared toward training Accreditation Managers or anyone working on the Accreditation Team.

Live Webinar - Tuesday, February 27, 2024
9 AM - Noon.


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KLEAP Orientation - What you NEED to know!

This course is an introduction to the Kansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (KLEAP). It provides a very broad overview of the program to include:

  • Meet the Program Manager
  • KLEAP's Goals, Vision, & Mission
  • KLEAP History
  • The Kansas Accreditation Council (KAC)
  • Why Accreditation
  • Overview of the Assessment Process
  • A Review of KLEAP Resources
  • Selecting the Right Accreditation Manager

This training provides a forum for asking questions. If your agency is considering accreditation, but has questions or concerns, this class will help you get the answers you are looking for. We urge anyone that will be involved at any level in the process to attend this training.

Live Webinar - Tuesday, February 27, 2024
9 AM - Noon.

Contact Suellyn Hooper, Program Manager
Direct Line | 620.694.1549
Cell | 785.341.0103
Email |


Accepting Applications Now!

The Assessor 2-day Training Certification Course prepares participants to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a KLEAP Assessor. The Assessor must be willing to serve as a KLEAP Assessor at least once every 18 months.

Completion and submission of the Assessor Application Form and be accepted into the Assessor Program.

Next Assessor Training will be in May 2024, it will be a 2-day class, no specific dates are currently available.

Training Location:

Meals & Lodging at KLETC:
For those needing reservations in the KLETC Welch Hall Dormitory, please contact:
Jenny Caywood at or call 620.694.1449
Rate $45 per night.

Meals at KLETC:
Attendees may utilize the KLETC cafeteria for breakfast, dinner, and supper. The cost is $6.00 per meal. 

Chief Buck Buchanan, Andover Police Department
Chief Jeff Hooper, Hutchinson Police Department
Suellyn Hooper, KLEAP Manager

Contact Suellyn Hooper, Program Manager
620.694.1549 or