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74-5603. Law enforcement training center; establishment; location; purpose and function; director of police training; additional personnel; rules and regulations; director of the commission. (a) There is hereby created within the university of Kansas a law enforcement training center, to be located at the former site of the U.S. naval air station in Reno county. The purpose and function of such training center shall be the promotion and development of improved law enforcement personnel and procedures throughout the state, and the training center shall offer to qualified applicants, as defined in K.S.A. 74-5605, and amendments thereto, such programs and courses of instruction designed to fulfill this end. No person shall enroll in a basic course of instruction at the Kansas law enforcement training center unless the person holds a provisional law enforcement certificate.

(b) The chancellor, upon consultation with and approval of the commission, shall appoint a director of police training. The chancellor shall appoint such additional personnel as deemed necessary to carry out the law enforcement training programs of the training center. Such personnel, whether administrative, instructional or research, shall be in the unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act.

(c) The director of police training shall be responsible for the administration of the training center and for the operation of the programs thereunder. The director of police training shall be responsible for determining the curriculum of the program, subject to such changes and modification as are directed by the commission. In consultation with the commission, the director of police training may prescribe a code of conduct applicable to all trainees at the Kansas law enforcement training center. Upon consultation with and approval of the commission, the director of police training is authorized to adopt such rules and regulations and policies as are necessary for the effective administration of the law enforcement training program.

(d) Kansas commission on peace officers' standards and training shall appoint a director who shall be in the unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act.

(1) The director shall serve at the pleasure of the Kansas commission on peace officers' standards and training and shall be subject to removal by vote of ¾ of the entire commission membership.

(2) The director shall enter into contracts necessary to administer the provisions of the Kansas law enforcement training act.

(3) The director may appoint employees, agents and consultants as the director considers necessary and prescribe their duties.

(4) The director shall be a law enforcement officer. The director may designate any other employee of the Kansas commission on peace officers' standards and training as a law enforcement officer. The director and any employee designated as a law enforcement officer by the director shall possess all powers and privileges which are now or may hereafter be given to an agent of the Kansas bureau of investigation and may exercise such powers and privileges throughout the state.

History: L. 1968, ch. 81, § 3; L. 1973, ch. 331, § 2; L. 1976, ch. 351, § 2; L. 1982, ch. 322, § 9; L. 1995, ch. 180, § 7; L. 2006, ch. 170, § 8; L. 2012, ch. 89, § 3; July 1.


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