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.
Meeting Dates / Guest
Location & Speakers (TBA)
34-150 (unless otherwise
Keith Sears, City Attorney's Office,
& LMPD, Ret., Topic: Weapons Violations
Doug Oliver, LMPD, Ret., Topic:
Firearms as a defensive tool.
Michael Stewart, CVPD Investigator, Topic: Street
Richard Legler, FET, SDSO;
Topic: Local nationally recognized case.
Children are not allowed at
any of the LAE meetings.
Sergeant at Arms: Susan Bower
Advisors: Tina Young, Forensic Instructor
From left to right: Andrea, Alvina, Chris, Peter, Robin and Roy
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 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
substance abuse and other disqualifiers may apply in specific
positions related to law enforcement or forensics.
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
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
addage "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 problem.
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
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