"Mark Your Calendar" for the 28th Annual Sheriffs Administration Management Seminar (SAMS).

The event will be held January 25th, 26th and 27th, 2021 at the Ramada Convention Center, 420 SE 6th St., Topeka, Kansas 66607.

The Room Block at the Ramada Inn is now open and when making your reservations please advise it is for the SAMS School. Room rate is $89 per night plus tax and the phone number is 785-234-5400.

Additional Information including the SAMS Training Flyer and Attendee Online Registration will be posted soon. 

2020 Kansas Sheriffs Association Fall Training Conference

With the COVID-19 Issues we have decided to cancel the 2020 Kansas Sheriffs Association (KSA) Fall Conference scheduled for November 17th - 19th, 2020. For those of you who had a room reserved at the Hampton Inn under the KSA room block you should receive a cancellation email from the Hampton Inn. If not, you will need to call them at 316-524-3777 to cancel.

I will be contacting those of you that have already registered for a Vendor Booth in the next few days regarding your refund. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you and believe me we thought long and hard on making this unfortunate decision. But, with social distancing rules in place and mandatory mask wearing it just wasn't possible for us to be able to provide for a quality event and guarantee the public health of all those involved.

Please mark your calendar for next year's Conference which will be held at the Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane, Kansas on November 1st - 4th, 2021. Sandy

Sheriff Sandy Horton, Retired
Executive Director
Kansas Sheriffs Association

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: 

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.