Central Lakes College’s Sigma Delta chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association did well in competition at the 75th national ACJA conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kris Brose of Brainerd (shown), a 1998 graduate of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, won a pair of firsts, claiming top prize in the essay contest worth $150 and publication in the ACJA Journal and finishing first in the Physical Agility competition for ages 26-35. He wrote a paper titled “School Shootings” for a Juvenile Justice class taught by Gae Davis at CLC. Derek Johnson of Pillager finished in first place of the 36-over Physical Agility division. David Davis from the Sigma Delta group, finished second in the same division. Brose, Johnson, and former student Aaron Schiller of Wadena placed third in the professional division of Crime Scene Investigation.
Instructor Curtis Pribnow placed third in the professional division of Police Administration.
Joe Lomax of Melrose scored 431 of 480 in the Lower (undergraduates) Division of Shooting/Firearms for second place.
David Davis earned the Gold Key Award for high GPS, with a 3.87 cumulative in his studies for a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Scholastica. He is also an instructor at CLC.
Patrick Bonniwell of Little Falls and Dave Christenson of Motley received certification for restricted-access anti-terrorism training.
The group enjoyed a career fair during the event and several accompanied law enforcement personnel from the Cincinnati Police Department for educational ride-alongs.
Others attending from the CLC chapter were Alex Heglund and Ethan Albrecht of Little Falls, Kenneth Coppes of Pierz, Brian Martinson of Brainerd, and Kat Paschelke of Brainerd.