All police officers within the KU Office of Public Safety must attend a state-certified law enforcement academy and an in-house training program before being assigned to patrol activities. Every law enforcement officer in the state of Kansas is also required to attend 40 hours of continuing education each year to maintain their certification. This includes mandatory training in topics such as racial or other biased based policing, domestic violence, first aid, and firearms qualification. Additionally, officers attend numerous training classes that are set up by the Community Services section throughout the year. As each officer acquires training, those hours are submitted to the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center to be recorded in the officer's training file.
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