About Us :: Committees 2014-2015

Training Committee
Legislative Committee
Finance Committee
Awards Committee
Communications Committee

Training Committee (see committee responsibilities)
Todd Ackerman Marysville
Michael Baker Wamego
Ron Brown Topeka Public Schools
James Bryan Butler Community College
Dennis Butler Ottawa
John Calhoon Horton
Matthew Cox Eastborough
Jim Daily Newton
Mark Damitio (Chair) KLETC
Tracy Heath Wellington
Dick Heitschmidt Hutchinson
Mark Hephner Valley Center
Jim Hostetler St. Marys
Ed Howell Ft. Hays State Univ.
Mike Keller Andover
Doyle King KACP
Rob McClarty McPherson
Mike McCracken PSU
John Merchant Brown Co.
Ronald Miller Topeka (Ret.)
Nelson Mosley Wichita
Greg Neis Baldwin City
Adam Sayler St. John
Don Scheibler Hays
Matt Simpson Potawatomi Tribal
Ken Sissom JCCC Public Safety
Gary Steed KSCPOST
Mark Thompson South Hutchinson
Mike Vermetten Waterville
Shawn Walker Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Legislative Committee (see committee responsibilities)
Todd Ackerman Marysville
Michael Baker Wamego
Darin Beck KLETC
Timothy A. Berggren Lindsborg
Dennis Butler Ottawa
Clifton Couch Goodland
Jim Daily Newton
John Defore Hiawatha
Ramon Gonzalez Perry
Tracy Heath Wellington
Dick Heitschmidt Hutchinson
Tom Hongslo Lenexa
Ed Howell Ft. Hays State Univ.
Doug Jones Burlington
Doyle King KACP
Pat Kitchens Leavenworth
Ed Klumpp (Chair) Topeka, Ret.
Rob McClarty McPherson
Mike McCracken PSU
John Merchant Brown Co.
Doug Murphy Harper
Greg Neis Baldwin City
Ed Pavey KLETC
Ken Roy WaKeeney, Ret.
Bob Sage Rose Hill
Adam Sayler St. John
Don Scheibler Hays
Dan Shanks Oakley, Ret.
Dennis Shaw McPherson, Ret.
John Simmons Mission, Ret.
Gary Steed KSCPOST
Mark Thompson South Hutchinson
Mike Vermetten Waterville
Mike Watson Riley Co, Ret.
Eric Williams KSCPOST
Finance Committee (see committee responsibilities)
Todd Ackerman (Chair) Marysville
Michael Baker Wamego
John Calhoon Horton
Matthew Cox Eastborough
Jim Daily Newton
Dick Heitschmidt Hutchinson
Ed Howell Ft. Hays State University
Doyle King KACP
Mark Mathies Edwardsville
Kelly Parks Valley Center, Ret.
Bob Sage (Vice Chair) Rose Hill
Doug Schroeder Hesston
John Simmons Mission, Ret.
Ken Sissom JCCC Public Safety
Carlos Wells Westwood, Ret.
Awards Committee (see committee responsibilities)
Todd Ackerman Marysville
Dean Akings Great Bend, Ret.
Michael Baker Wamego
Ray D. Classen North Newton, Ret.
Jim Daily (Chair) Newton
John Daily Bel Aire, Ret.
Ed Howell Ft. Hays State University
Ron Jackson Newton, Ret.
Mike Keller Andover
Doyle King KACP
Terry Maple KHP, Ret.
Ed Pavey KLETC
Ken Roy WaKeeney, Ret.
Danny Thayer Neodesha
Carlos Wells Westwood, Ret.
Lawrence Younger Hays, Ret.
Communications Committee (see committee responsibilities)
Michael Baker Wamego
James Bryan Butler Community College
Mark Hephner (Chair) Valley Center
Ed Howell Ft. Hays State University
Doyle King KACP
Doug Schroeder Hesston
Dan Shanks Oakley, Ret.

 

KACP Training Committee Responsibilities
  1. The Training Committee shall identify relevant training topics and issues and determine the most appropriate settings for the instructional sessions.
  2. The committee shall identify a basic plan and general schedule for providing regional training sessions on contemporary law enforcement issues.
  3. The committee shall work with other law enforcement associations to develop and conduct joint training and lecture programs as appropriate.
  4. The committee shall develop and coordinate a training program for new police administrators. The committee shall work with KLETC to develop a Kansas Police Administrators Seminar to be conducted each summer.
  5. The committee is responsible for identifying training topics and instructors for KACP conferences and other training sessions. (Back to Top)
KACP Legislative Committee Responsibilities
  1. The legislative committee shall work closely with any KACP identified lobbyist to identify and compile all legislative issues of interest to law enforcement.
  2. Members shall establish and maintain contacts within the system of government to further the legislative interests of the Association.
  3. Members shall, when available, provide testimony before the Legislature or committees thereof as appropriate.
  4. The committee Chairman shall communicate and coordinate the Association’s legislative agenda with other law enforcement associations, to include:
    • Kansas Peace Officers’ Association
    • Kansas Sheriffs’ Association
    • Kansas County and District Attorneys’ Association.
  5. The committee chairman shall inform the Board and general membership of the Association’s legislative agenda and seek input for the coming session.
  6. The chairman shall assist in the planning of the annual Legislative conference as appropriate.
  7. The committee chairman shall work closely with any identified KACP lobbyist to coordinate testimony by Association members at hearings of concern to KACP.
  8. The committee chairman shall represent the Association, using independent judgment, in addressing legislative issues where the Board, General Membership or committee cannot be consulted in advance. (Back to Top)
KACP Finance Committee Responsibilities
  1. The Finance Committee shall make recommendations to the Board on programs, projects and major financial proposals.
  2. The committee shall evaluate the current year budget and make recommendations to the Board on the proposed budget for the coming year. Such proposals shall be presented at the Board meeting of the Fall Conference each year.
  3. The committee may assist and evaluate fund raising efforts and recommendations.
  4. The committee shall ensure that an annual audit of the Association’s financial records is conducted by a professional accounting firm.
  5. The committee shall make recommendations to the Board concerning budget modifications during the course of the fiscal year.
  6. The committee shall research and make recommendations to the Board regarding investment of KACP funds. (Back to Top)
KACP Awards Committee Responsibilities
  1. The Awards committee is responsible for defining KACP awards criteria for approval by the Board.
  2. The committee shall annually send out notices to solicit for nominations for the annual awards.
  3. The committee shall review all nominations and determine which award is appropriate for each nomination, if any.
  4. The committee shall notify the agency of each nominee regarding the outcome of the nominations. The committee shall also provide all appropriate and necessary information to the agency of each prospective award recipient regarding the time and location of the Awards program and housing and ticket arrangements.
  5. The committee shall arrange for the acquisition of all awards and certificates as appropriate. The committee shall also provide information to be printed in the Banquet program.
  6. The committee shall be responsible for preparation of the script and overseeing, coordinating and conducting the activities of the annual Awards Program ceremony.
  7. The committee shall be responsible for making arrangements for photographing of the individual award presentations and shall send each award recipient a photo of his or her presentation. (Back to Top)
KACP Communications Committee Responsibilities
  1. The Communications Committee is responsible for the development of the Association newsletter, its general format, content and distribution.
  2. The committee shall oversee the development and maintenance of the Association’s website.
  3. The committee chairman shall report to the Board and, as appropriate, to the general membership regarding activities or issues relative to the newsletter and website and their formats and contents. (Back to Top )