Recruits attend the same 24 weeks of rigorous training at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Salina, Kansas as recruit troopers. This provides our Capitol Police officers the ability to laterally transfer to a trooper position when available. Experienced instructors and coaches lead the recruits through an extensive curriculum of basic and advanced law enforcement courses. Upon graduation from the Training Academy, recruits begin 16 weeks of field training with a veteran officer. Training provides extensive focus in:
Emergency medical care
Instruction on how to testify in court
Misdemeanor and felony arrest techniques
Pursuit and defensive driving techniques
Traffic and criminal laws
Use of firearms
Capitol Area Guard
Guards will receive up to 6 weeks of detained on the job training.
Communication Specialists will receive up to 12 weeks of intensive intra-agency training.