Conferences

2020 Sheriffs Administration Management Seminar (SAMS).

The 26th Annual SAMS (Sheriffs Administration Management Seminar) Attendee Registration is NOW OPEN. The event dates include Monday January 27th, Tuesday January 28th and Wednesday January 29th, 2020 and will be held at the Ramada Convention Center, 420 SE 6th St., Topeka, KS. The KSA "SAMS" room block is now open and you can reserve your room by calling the Ramada at 785-234-5400. Room rates are $85 per night plus tax.

Training will include: "Drone Technologies, FAA regulations, Drone Laws and Case Studies" by Mark Engholm KHP and Manny Martinez with the FAA. Other training will include "Bringing Focus to the Job" by Garry Parker, "Social Media", "Assets Forfeiture", "KS VINE", "Racial Profiling", and "Hemp Regulations".

Also, don't forget that the annual Legislative Reception will take place during SAMS on Tuesday evening January 29th,2020.

Click here to download the 26th SAMS schedule flyer.

You can register for SAMS by clicking on this link 2020 SAMS Attendee Registration.


KJTA 2020 Flyer

Kansas Jail Training Academy

Five full days of legal-based jail training for detention officers taught by NIJO instructors. JCTA tuition cost includes training, lodging and meals each day.

2020 Training Dates:

  • February 3rd - 7th
  • May 4th - 8th
  • August 10th - 14th
  • November 9th - 13th

Training Topics:

  • Duty to Protect
  • Maintaining Safety & Security
  • Inmate Rules & Regulations
  • Classification
  • Basis & Manner of Searches
  • Facility Searches
  • Security Checks, Counts, Cell Checks
  • Use of Force & Restraints
  • Correctional Law
  • Inmate Mail, Telephone Visits
  • Key & Tool Management
  • Inmates with Special Needs
  • Managing Mentally Ill
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Critical Incident Management
  • Food Commissary Services
  • Gender Responsive Issues
  • Defensive Tactics
  • De-Escalation Skills
  • Officer Wellness

Training Location:
Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC)
11009 South Hornet, Hutchinson, KS

Only $500, includes training, lodging & meals.

KJTA curriculum has been approved for up to 40 credit hours towards NIJO Professional Certification for:

  • NCCE - National Certified Corrections Executive (115 hours)
  • NCCS - National Certified Corrections Supervisor (70 hours)
  • NCCO - National Certified Corrections Officer (40 Hours)

*Cost of certification is separate from KJTA tuition and is the responsibility of each individual/agency.

Register online: www.jailtraining.org/kjta 


Sheriffs, Jail Administrators, and Friends,

The Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) dates for 2020 include February 3rd - 7th, May 4th - 8th, August 10th - 14th, and November 9th - 13th.

The Kansas Jail Training Academy is offering this extensive five-day curriculum filled with training specifically for detention officers. Using NIJO trained instructors, we have collaborated with the Kansas Jail Association to ensure the primary topics needed for line level staff are thoroughly addressed, including complete testing on the material covered so that administrations have documentation of the attendee’s comprehension to these critical subjects. Price includes all lodging and meals for the duration of the academy.

All classes will now be held at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC), 11009 South Hornet, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to work with you and train your detention staff. The challenges most jails face of being short-staffed and dealing with turnover cannot be overstated, which further emphasizes the necessity of investing in our #1 resource in the jails – our staff. Thank you for supporting those that work in your jails by sending them to this training.


2020 Kansas Jail Medical and Legal Issues Training.
March 10th and 11th, 2020 at the Ramada Convention Center in Topeka, KS. Additional information will be posted soon.


2020 Kansas Sheriffs Association Fall Training Conference.
November 17th - 19th, 2020 at the Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane, KS.