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FREE Law Enforcement Trainings

Karen Wittman

Assistant Attorney General
Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

Course Descriptions:

DUI InvestigationTips:
DUI investigation is complex. There are certain things which pose problems in court when dealing with a DUI arrest. With a few tweaks to the initial investigation many of these “problems” can be solved.  The training will contain current case law that will provide officers with some new tools to do a much more complete DUI investigation.

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Training Location and Dates:

2 Sessions:
January 24, 2012
8:00 am  and 1:00 pm

Kingman County Activity Center
121 South Main
Kingman, KS 67068 

February 6, 2012
1:30 – 5:30 pm

Wamego Police Department
408 Elm
Wamego, KS 66547

Limit to 50 people

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February 15, 2012   1:00 pm
February 16, 2012   8:00 am

Police/Courts Building
200 West Grand Ave.
Haysville, KS 67060

Limit to 50 people

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Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office
2930 SW Wanamaker Drive Suite 100, Topeka, KS, 66614
785.233.1342 fax




The Kansas Department of Transportation

The Kansas Department of Transportation will be awarding their People Saving People Award again this year.  Please look within your agencies, co-workers and community for that person who has contributed their time, knowledge, passion and heart to further traffic safety here in Kansas.  Please read the letter below along with the application attached to nominate someone for this year’s award.

Please accept my invitation to submit nominations for the 2012 People Saving People Award.  My guess is that, professionally or simply as a Kansas traveler, you are aware of some outstanding contributions to transportation safety in this state.  The PSP Award is a wonderful opportunity for you to recognize one or more deserving people, projects, and organizations that make safe travel happen in Kansas.

Following tradition, the award ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 18, during the closing luncheon of the Kansas Transportation Safety Conference which, this year, is scheduled for April 17-18, at the Maner Conference Center in Topeka, located to the west of Capitol Plaza Hotel, 17th and Topeka Blvd.  Conference attendance is not required for award recipients.

Please click here to find criteria and a nomination form for your use.  Note: the criteria sheets have been updated, so read them carefully before completing the nomination form.   Feel free to…
–  remove lines on the nomination form and change formatting as needed.
–  copy the form for submission of multiple nominations.
–  reproduce these materials for newsletters, etc.

Nominations may be submitted by e-mail, mail or fax, and must be received by this office by 8 am, Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Safety Conference program committee will score all nominations.   

Please forward this letter with attachment to any person or group with an interest in transportation safety

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Steve Halbett, KDOT


Norraine Wingfield
Project Director
Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office
2930 SW Wanamaker Drive, Ste 100
Topeka, KS 66614
785-233-5885 (local)
785-233-1342 (fax)
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February 24, 2012
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Curtis State Office Building
1000 S.W. Jackson Street
Topeka, Kan.
Garden Level Conference Room

Kansas Main Street is a program of the Kansas Department of Commerce. Kansas Main Street encourages the development and revitalization of downtown commercial districts in communities across Kansas. Based on the National Main Street Approach, the program follows four basic points: organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring.
Organization involves building a Main Street framework that is well represented and provides the stability to maintain a long-term effort.
Design means enhancing the physical quality of the downtown and the potential to attract and keep customers, tenants and investors.
Promotion creates excitement and encourages consumer traffic in the downtown through special activities, events, tourism and image development campaigns.
Economic Restructuring is improving the competitiveness of Main Street’s traditional merchants, creatively converting unused space to new uses and recruiting new complimentary businesses.
The Kansas Main Street program is not a “quick fix.” Instead, it offers downtown business districts the opportunity to develop and implement a comprehensive and incremental long-range plan, helping them to become once again economically viable centers of the community. Although Kansas Main Street offers guidelines and direction, implementation of a successful local program rests squarely on the community and the downtown organization supporting the program.

For more information about Kansas Main Street, click here.

For more information about the National Trust Main Street Center, click here.

·         Understanding of and commitment to the Main Street Four-Point philosophy
·         Commitment to establishing a downtown revitalization program and exhibiting the required level of funding for a minimum of five years
·         Obligation to hire a paid Main Street executive director
·         Strong public and private sector support
·         Need for, and commitment to, a long-term, sustained downtown revitalization effort
·         Leadership from a core of committed volunteers, including a substantial number of downtown business and property owners
·         Demonstrated ability to succeed based on past community efforts
·         Sufficient buildings and businesses to build a marketable image

·         Applications will only be available at the workshop February 24, 2012.
·         Applications are due May 11, 2012.
·         Upon request, Kansas Main Street staff will review draft applications prior to the submission deadline.
·         Applicants will be required to present before a selection panel on June 1, 2012 in Hutchinson.
·         New designated Kansas Main Street City/Cities will be announced in early July.

• Kick off visit with State Main Street Staff, on-site
• Basic training in the Main Street Four-Point Approach, on-site
• Structure management of the organization
• Set goals and objectives with community
• Resource Team
• Develop a downtown work plan
• Establish funding strategies
• Year-end assessment and evaluation
• Community visioning
• Market analysis and economic enhancement strategies
• Ongoing professional development for the executive director, board and committee members
• Design assistance based on historic preservation
• Access to Incentives Without Walls funds
• Business assistance workshops
• Structuring business assistance programs
• Quarterly meetings and workshops focusing on all aspects of downtown revitalization
• Registrations to the National Main Streets Conference

Training services are delivered through on-site technical visits and workshops, conferences and one-on-one consultations. Technical assistance is administered by Kansas Main Street, National Main Street Center and private consultants.

Participants with Disabilities
If you are in need of special accommodations, submit your request at least five business days in advance of the event.
Phone: (785) 296-3737 • Fax: (785) 368-3776 • TTY: 711 Please allow 10 days for a sign language interpreter.


Application Workshop
Requirements & Registration
• Anyone planning on making application must attend.
• Application forms will be distributed at that time only.
• No applications will be available without attending the workshop.
• Please complete the form below and return to Kansas Main Street by Feb. 17, 2012.
There is no fee to attend.  Registration is required.
You may register by mail or e-mail.
Name____________________________________________________Organization________________________________________________Address__________________________________________________City_______________________________________________________State______Zip___________________________________________ Phone Number_______________________________________________
To register or for more information, contact:
Kansas Department of Commerce 
Kansas Main Street Program
1000 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66612-1354
Phone: (785) 296-3485 • Fax: (785) 296-3776
TTY: 711
E-mail: mhelmer@kansascommerce.com


Mary M. Helmer, CMSM
Kansas Main Street State Director
Kansas Dept. of Commerce
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66612-1354
(Phone) 785-296-3485
(Cell) 785-213-5545
(Fax) 785-296-3776
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2012 Safe Routes to School Application Information

KDOT is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS). The application cycle will run from February 2nd through May 31st, 2012. You can find a copy of the application information here: http://www.ksdot.org/burTrafficEng/sztoolbox/pdf/SRTS-Application.pdf
I have also attached a copy of the PDF to the email for your reference.

The SRTS program was created to encourage more children to walk and bicycle to school and to make it safer for them to do so. This federally funded program will provide reimbursements to cities, counties, school districts, and other entities for projects that focus around education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering, and evaluation.

There will be three workshops around the state that will provide more information about the program and answer questions concerning the application. If you would like to attend a workshop, please RSVP with me in advance. The times and locations of the workshops are as follows:
·         February 20th, Hays, 1:30-3:30
·         February 22nd, Bonner Springs, 1:30-3:30
·         February 23rd, Wichita, 1:30-3:30

I apologize for any duplicate messages. Please forward this information to any others that might also be interested in the SRTS program.

Thank you for your interest in the SRTS program,


Becky Pepper
State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
Kansas Department of Transportation
Bureau of Transportation Planning
700 SW Harrison
Topeka, KS 66603-3754
Hearing Impaired-711
(f) 785-296-0963

Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office
2930 SW Wanamaker Drive, Ste 100
Topeka, KS 66614
785-233-5885 (local)
785-233-1342 (fax)

2012 Safe Routes to School Application Guidance.pdf

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Saturday - February 18, 2012
Volume 1

1 Subject:    Note Info on Zoning Appeals Meeting for Small Cities

Attention ALL Cities - Send Local Official to February 24th MAPD Meeting

As per the following request all cities should note the information below and if possible send a city official to the MAPD Advanced Plan Meeting on February 24th which is next Friday morning at 07:30 AM.

See contact names and telephone numbers below as needed.


Rick Eberhard, Executive Director
Sedgwick Co. Association of Cities (SCAC)
205 Heritage Ct.
Kechi, KS  67067-8710
Tele: Cell # (316) 734-7530
E-Mail:  sedgwickcocities@cox.net
Visit www.sedgwickcocities.org