Mission Statement: The
purpose of ACJA/LAE/GXX is to promote and enhance the members'
knowledge of the criminal justice field by providing educational
activities and networking opportunities.
GROSSMONT COLLEGE Chapter Gamma Chi Chi,
(GXX) of the American Criminal Justice Association,
Lambda Alpha Epsilon
The club meetings are
every 1st Friday of the month at 1800 hours (6pm). Please note
meetings may be changed or canceled with short notice.
2014 Meeting Dates
/ Guest Speakers
Location 34-150 (unless otherwise
Marty Martins, DDA, Retired. Topic:
Career Opportunities, about DA's office, and the relationship with
Det. Stan Schwarz, CVPD; Topic:
Crimes of Violence
Trisha Gooch, Director of
Development & Community Relations, Second Chance; Topic:
Second Chance Program - An alternative to incarceration that works
Randy Gibson, SDPD Crime Lab; Topic: The
McDonalds Massacre & the new Digital Tech Unit at SDPD.
*December meeting to be held in room 31-370
Please bring a dish to share at the Dec. meeting.
Children are not
allowed at any of the LAE meetings.
From left to right: Tracey, Jennifer, Tina, Skip Sperber, Tim,
Sergeant at Arms:
Advisors: Tina Young, Forensic Instructor
LAE National Organization
Please Note: Applications that are downloaded need to be processed at
Grossmont College. LAE is not active during June, July and August.
Please do not submit applications to the AOJ office until the first meeting in
Students should be aware that
prior felony convictions and misdemeanor domestic violence
convictions are disqualifying for employment in public safety. Prior
substance abuse and other disqualifiers may apply in specific
positions related to law enforcement or forensics.
|Spring 2014 Career Fair
THE GREEK LETTERS
The emblem of Lambda Alpha Epsilon consists of a hexagon upon which
is inscribed three Greek letters, Lambda, Alpha and Epsilon, a web, a star and a
pair of scales. Each of these figures has a particular significance for us in
the field of criminal justice.
The Greek letter "Lambda" is the first letter of the Greek word "Lambano"
which means "to detect and apprehend". "Alpha" is the first letter of the Greek
word "Anakrinen" meaning "to adjudicate". "Epsilon" is the letter of the Greek
word "Exorthoun" which translated means "to rehabilitate". The three letters
taken together are representative of the primary functions of criminal justice
systems everywhere; to detect, to adjudicate, to rehabilitate.
The star is representative of the light of knowledge. The validity of
the adage "Knowledge is Power" becomes more apparent each day. Now, more than
ever, those of us who are committed to the criminal justice system appreciate
that only by acquisition and dissemination of knowledge can we hope to perform
an adequate service to our communities. In our oath we obligate ourselves to be
both a teacher and a student of the art and science of criminal justice. Let
this star Constantly remind us of our dedication to the pursuit of knowledge.
The web symbolizes the great complexity of criminal activity. The
edges of this web are anchored to our national boundaries from state to state,
and city to city. The web has a second significance: for criminal justice
agents. It accentuates the multitude of agencies dedicated to cope with this
massive dilemma. Each act of agency cooperation helps eliminate a strand in the
web of crime making it progressively easier to deal with this enormous social
Traditionally, scales are emblematic of justice. As criminal justice
agents, we are committed to deal with our respective tasks honestly, truthfully,
and without prejudice. The evidence of our skill is the ability to consummate
our tasks with the highest degree of professional integrity.
As criminal justice agents, we are charged to detect, to apprehend,
to prosecute, to adjudicate, and to rehabilitate criminal offenders
whenever and wherever they come before the system. As members of Lambda Alpha
Epsilon, we know that these objectives can best be achieved through the just
administration of the art and science of the criminal justice system.
Grossmont's Chapter; Gamma Chi Chi
Our Chapter; Gamma Chi Chi, hosted the Region I conference in
November '99, and by all accounts, this was the first time that LAE had ever had
a conference in San Diego since it's inception in 1937!! We hosted about 300
students from as far away as Hawaii and Washington.
We (Gamma Chi Chi) took 19 awards at the Regional Conference in
Whittier and 5 awards in the Nationals in Williamsburg, VA! Winners in Virgina
included Brenda Bass, 2nd place, upper division in both Juvenile Law and
Corrections. Laura Scott got first place in physical agility, upper division and
Karen LeAcala placed 2nd. Laura, Kerry Perkins and Melinda Blakely-Bowes got 3rd
place upper div. firearms. We had a great time and met lots of great students
and advisors. We're already gearing up for the Regionals and the Nationals!
K-9 Demonstration Spring 2010
San Diego Medical Examiner's Office Tour, Spring, 2010
"San Diego Sheriff's Dept. Post Blast
Investigation Training, Spring, 2010
Regional Conference Competitions - 2000