Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy
Captain Robert Keener
The Training Academy is the home for KHP trooper and Motor Carrier Inspector III recruits. Applicants must complete an extensive hiring process that includes a written test, interviews, physical and psychological training, and a background investigation.
Experienced instructors lead recruits through an extensive 22-week curriculum of basic and advanced law enforcement skills. Upon graduation, recruits begin field training in their assigned districts.
The Training Academy, located at the former Marymount College campus in Salina, Kansas, includes meeting rooms, auditoriums, a cafeteria, dormitory, and gymnasium, which are made available to outside agencies and organizations.
The Academy houses the Patrol's Breath Alcohol Unit (BAU) and Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Computer Training Lab. The Academy also serves as host for the American Legion's Cadet Law program, and Kansas State University-Salina utilizes the Academy's large and small auditoriums for graduation exercises.
Other law enforcement agencies may enroll in continuing education classes at the Academy, such as collision investigation and reconstruction, criminal interdiction, officer survival training, hazardous materials transportation, passenger vehicle inspection, traffic radar instruction, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance programs, and risk management.