Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL)

KDOT Law Enforcement Liaisons promote KDOT traffic safety programming and information resources available to Kansas law enforcement agencies. They work with the 300+ police agencies across the state to increase the effectiveness of traffic law enforcement, especially in those areas related to occupant protection, speed, impaired or distracted driving and underage drinking.

Law Enforcement Liaisons

Al Ackerman retired from the Kansas Highway Patrol.
He consults with departments in the northwest part of the state as well as KHP headquarters (orange).

Al can be reached at:
785-259-5889 (cell)

Bob Hamilton retired from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.
He consults with departments in the northeast corner of the state (green).

Bob can be reached at:
913-558-9423 (cell)

Daniel Kiser retired from the Wichita Police Department.
He consults with departments in the southeast corner of the state (blue).

Daniel can be reached at:
316-207-1036 (cell)

Troy Wells retired from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.
He consults with agencies in the southwest part of the state (yellow).

Troy can be reached at:


Law Enforcement Liaison's Message

PAY IT FORWARD by Dave Corp, retired LEL

A few years ago, I attended my niece’s high school graduation, and the keynote speaker inspired his audience by reminding everyone about the 2000 movie, "Pay It Forward."  In this movie, a 12-year-old boy was challenged by his teacher to come up with a project that would change the world. The young man came up with the idea that if he did an act of kindness, the only thing he would ask in return is for the recipient do three acts of kindness and then ask their recipients to do three acts of kindness. One turns to three, three turns to nine, nine turns to twenty seven and … you get the idea. In the end, there were acts of kindness being done all over the world. You may be wondering what this movie has to do with traffic safety.  Think about it; when someone is kind to you, doesn’t it make you feel more relaxed, and less confrontational towards others?

After the graduation, I was sitting in the parking lot waiting to pull out, when a lady showed an act of kindness by stopping to let me get into the flow of traffic. As I was traveling down the street, a vehicle in the passing lane in front of me turned on his turn signal, wanting to pull into my lane of traffic. I slowed down and let the gentleman into the lane. Again, this was an act of kindness; because the lady earlier had shown me kindness, I paid it forward. I can only hope the gentleman I showed an act of kindness did the same on down the road.

Life today is so hectic. It is easy to get so wrapped up in our everyday lives that we forget to slow down and perform those acts of kindness that we so appreciate when others perform them for us. Whether it is as simple as the lady that let me into the traffic flow, or asking your passengers to buckle up, or as complex as getting the keys from an impaired driver, all are acts of kindness and have the potential of saving lives. They are especially significant when performed by a law enforcement officer.

Remember: PAY IT FORWARD, because you never know when your acts of kindness may help prevent a crash and save someone from serious or fatal injury.