Legislative Committee Finance Committee Awards Committee Training Committee Program Committee

Legislative Committee


Todd Ackerman


Michael Baker


Darin Beck


Timothy A. Berggren


Dennis Butler


Clifton Couch


Jim Daily


John Defore


Ramon Gonzalez


Tracy Heath


Dick Heitschmidt


Tom Hongslo


Ed Howell

Ft. Hays State Univ.

Doug Jones


Jennifer Duffy


Pat Kitchens


Ed Klumpp (Chair)

Topeka, Ret.

Rob McClarty


Mike McCracken


John Merchant

Brown Co.

Doug Murphy


Greg Neis

Baldwin City

Ed Pavey


Ken Roy

WaKeeney, Ret.

Bob Sage


Adam Sayler

St. John

Don Scheibler


Dan Shanks

Oakley, Ret.

Dennis Shaw

McPherson, Ret.

John Simmons

Mission, Ret.

Gary Steed


Mark Thompson

South Hutchinson

Mike Vermetten


Mike Watson

Riley Co, Ret.

Eric Williams




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.

Finance Committee


Todd Ackerman (Chair)


Michael Baker


John Calhoon


Matthew Cox


Jim Daily


Dick Heitschmidt


Ed Howell

Ft. Hays State University

Jennifer Duffy


Mark Mathies


Kelly Parks

Valley Center, Ret.

Bob Sage (Vice Chair)


Doug Schroeder


John Simmons

Mission, Ret.

Ken Sissom

JCCC Public Safety

Carlos Wells

Westwood, Ret.



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.

Awards Committee


Todd Ackerman, Chair

Marysville PD

Mike Baker

Wamego PD

Jim Daily

Newton PD (Ret.)

Ed Howell

Fort Hays State PD

Ron Jackson

Newton PD (Ret.)

Mike Keller

Andover PD

Terry Maple

KHP (Ret.)

Ed Pavey


Carlos Wells

Westwood PD (Ret.)

Danny Thayer

Neodesha PD

Lawrence Younger

Hays PD (Ret.)

Rick Johnson


Ronnie Grice

Kansas State University PD

Mark Mathies

Edwardsville PD


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.

Training Committee


Todd AckermanMarysville
Michael BakerWamego
Ron BrownTopeka Public Schools
James BryanButler Community College
Dennis ButlerOttawa
John CalhoonHorton
Matthew CoxEastborough
Jim DailyNewton
Ron Gould (Chair)KLETC
Tracy HeathWellington
Dick HeitschmidtHutchinson
Mark HephnerValley Center
Jim HostetlerSt. Marys
Ed HowellFt. Hays State Univ.
Mike KellerAndover
Jennifer DuffyKACP
Rob McClartyMcPherson
Mike McCrackenPSU
John MerchantBrown Co.
Ronald MillerTopeka (Ret.)
Nelson MosleyWichita
Greg NeisBaldwin City
Adam SaylerSt. John
Don ScheiblerHays
Matt SimpsonPotawatomi Tribal
Ken SissomJCCC Public Safety
Mark ThompsonSouth Hutchinson
Mike VermettenWaterville
Shawn WalkerPrairie Band Potawatomi Nation


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.

Program Committee

Chief Gordon Ramsay

Wichita PD

Danny Shanks

Oakley PD

Captain Jimmie Atkinson


Chief Danny Thayer

Neodesha PD

Chief LA

Sedgwick PD

Chief Darrell Atteberry

Bel Aire PD

Chief Dennis Butler

Ottawa PD

Chief Brad Nelson

Salina PD

Captain Chris Kostelac


Chief Adam Sayler

St John PD

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