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Delaware Tech Hosts American Criminal Justice Association Regional Conference

STANTON - If you happened to catch sight of students racing through an obstacle course at Delaware Tech’s Stanton Campus last month, you may have wondered what was happening. The drill was a part of the American Criminal Justice Association’s (ACJA’s) Lambda Alpha Epsilon Region IV Annual Regional Conference, hosted by Delaware Tech.

studentsThe ACJA - Lambda Alpha Epsilon aims to improve criminal justice through educational activities; to foster professionalism in law enforcement personnel and agencies; and to promote high standards of ethical conduct, professional training, and higher education within the criminal justice field. Each year, the organization holds regional conferences across the country to give students the opportunity to learn as well as compete in academic, physical agility, crime scene and firearm competitions among member colleges.

This year’s event attracted about 100 college students representing seven colleges and universities in four states in the Northeast, as well as criminal justice professionals. The students attended meetings and award presentations, as well as enjoyed opportunities for fellowship.

Delaware Tech’s students made the school proud with great results in the competition. Among them: First Place Lower Division Crime Scene: Sam Marchione, Steven Cowgill and Beau Callery First Place Male under 25 Physical Agility: Steven Cowgill Second Place Male under 25 Physical Agility: Sam Marchione Third Place Male under 25 Physical Agility: Casey Brown