Major Mark Bruce
Support Services is a multi-faceted section which consists of the Training Academy and Breath Alcohol Unit, both of which reside within Troop J in Salina. This section also includes Public and Governmental Affairs, Fleet Operations, Human Resources, Legal/Asset Forfeiture, and the Records Section, which are located in Topeka. Each section is comprised of uniformed and civilian personnel.
Troop J is primarily tasked with recruit training, annual in-service and the continuing education of agency personnel. This troop also provides training for law enforcement officers from outside agencies as well as offering the use of the facility to other state and local entities in need of accommodations. The Breath Alcohol Unit also resides in Troop J and is responsible for DUI detection certification for all uniformed personnel as well as the training and certification of the Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Unit members also provide training to other law enforcement agencies and assist with DUI checklanes and enforcement activities throughout the state.
Public and Governmental Affairs is located at General Headquarters in Topeka and is responsible for managing agency policy and procedure, providing legislative security, and coordinating a variety of grants awarded to the Patrol. The State Public Information Officer (PIO) resides within this section and is tasked with coordinating information and communication with the public and media.
The Fleet Operations facility is located in Topeka and is responsible for ordering, issuing, and equipping all patrol vehicles and providing standard maintenance as required. The Fleet Sales Program is also a vital component to fleet operations and the continued success has allowed for troopers to drive newer, safer vehicles on a regular basis. The Human Resources Section is tasked with overseeing the hiring process as well as recruitment of potential employees. Section members also manage employee benefits including payroll, health/life insurance, and retirement.
The Legal Section is responsible for administering the Asset Forfeiture Program, advising senior staff on criminal matters and providing search and seizure training to agency members and other law enforcement officers in Kansas. This section also represents the Patrol in civil matters and provides counsel on a variety of employment related issues.
The Records Section processes crash and investigative reports completed by agency law enforcement officers. This section is also responsible for verifying the reports for accuracy prior to submitting them to the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.