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Police Instructor

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center
Hutchinson, KS Full-time
Posted on August 29, 2019

The Police Instructor assists in and/or is responsible for the instruction of students in basic, advanced and specialized law enforcement classes, courses and seminars conducted by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

The Police Instructor is responsible for development of curriculum and learning objectives for general police subjects and instruction of basic training and in-service training classes at KLETC and outreach sites across the state.  Other tasks, duties and assignments as directed which are related to the instructional mission of KLETC.  The person in this position will report directly to one of the Program Managers in the basic training program of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Some travel is required.

Job Description

60% - Responsible for the instruction of students in basic, advanced and specialized law enforcement classes, courses, seminars and workshops at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and outreach sites throughout Kansas.

  • Utilizes diverse instructional methodologies based on proven adult learning principles while presenting and incorporating classroom and practical, scenario-based performance outcome training classes;
  • Researches, develops and evaluates practical application training exercises;
  • Researches, develops and instructs advanced training classes and seminars taught to local, state and federal law enforcement officers;
  • Attends advanced training classes, courses, seminars and workshops nationally to stay abreast of the latest information, techniques, methods and strategies of contemporary law enforcement operations related to assigned fields of police instruction;
  • Maintains a general knowledge of all areas of law enforcement to provide assistance to other instructors in the presentation of their assigned areas of instruction;
  • Provides student officers with academic counseling services, student evaluations, participates on curriculum committees and other duties commonly associated with the instructional professional.

25% - Responsible for the development of curricula, learning objectives, lesson plans and handout reference material for all certified and authorized basic law enforcement training academy programs in Kansas.

  • Conducts research in assigned fields to stay informed of latest trends, theories, and methodologies;
  • Designs and develops new law enforcement curriculum by creating learning objectives, lesson plans, and other instructional support documents based on research, surveys and job task analysis to be disseminated to all Kansas law enforcement academy programs;
  • Regularly reviews current curriculum to assess and analyze validity;
  • Develops defensible test items and evaluation matrixes to be used for academic and practical application assessment in law enforcement classes and courses;
  • Initiates curriculum content changes based on law statute changes, court decisions or research;
10% - Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  •  Recruits, trains and schedules law enforcement officers from Kansas agencies to assist with practical training;
  • Assists Kansas law enforcement agencies in developing agency training programs;
  • Assists Kansas law enforcement agencies in hiring and promotional interview processes;
  • Provides expert instructional and curriculum development assistance to other Kansas law enforcement academies as needed;
  • Provides reports and recommendations to management staff concerning training equipment, inventory, maintenance, facility, budgetary and personnel needs;
  • Testifies in municipal, district and federal court when subpoenaed by competent court authority;
  • Ability to instruct or be trained to instruct firearms; emergency vehicle operation; physical defense tactics; vehicle stops; and practical training in officer survival;
  • Seeks grants to further enhance assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Adhere to University of Kansas, KU Continuing Education, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and State of Kansas policies and procedures; 
  • All other related duties as assigned.
5% - Participates in statewide professional law enforcement associations.
  • Actively involved in various committees and leadership roles of statewide law enforcement associations;
  • Maintains liaison with Chiefs, Sheriffs and officers within the Kansas law enforcement community;
  • Writes articles related to areas of instruction and specialization for law enforcement publications or magazines.


Required Qualifications

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States recognized by the University of Kansas;
  2. A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience as a full-time, state or federal certified law enforcement officer;
  3. Effective written communications skills as evident in application materials;
  4. Valid Kansas driver’s license, or a valid out-of-state driver’s license and the ability to obtain a valid Kansas license.
Finalist(s) will be required to make a mock classroom presentation to the interviewing committee on a subject selected by the committee. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, please contact the ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility at, 785-864-4946 by the date of first review of applications.