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Club members in front of San Diego Police Dept. building

SDPD Crime Lab Tour, Spring 2010

ACJA / LAE
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) or otherwise noted below due to holidays or school closures. Please note meetings may be changed or canceled with short notice.

Parking permits are required and all guests / students should park in Lot 1.   Please be sure to arrive early enough, to purchase a permit from the parking kiosk, for $2.00, located in the parking lots.  Day permits are not valid in staff parking spaces.  Please do not arrive late to the meetings.  

2017 Meeting Dates / Guest Speakers
Location 31-370
 (unless otherwise noted).  All meetings start promptly at 6:00pm.

Oct. 6,  Ted Olsen, Senior Agriculture / Standards Inspector / Dog Handler, SD County Agriculture Weights & Measures; Topic: TBD

Nov. 3, Rodrigo Viesca, CVPD Latent Print Examiner & Forensic Evidence Tech (retired); Topic: California Death Row Cases in Chula Vista, CA

Dec. 1,  Gregg McClain, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County District Attorney's Office; Topic: Expert Testimony 

Children are not allowed at any of the ACJA / LAE meetings.

About Us:

Picture is of ACJA logo
Grossmont College's AOJ Department has a chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association's Lambda Alpha Epsilon. This is a national organization that was founded by August Vollmer in 1937. Its purpose is to foster creative thinking, establish professional networks that may help with future employment, to help promote higher standards of educational attainment among public safety members.

Membership is $45 to join initially, with annual dues. This pays for the full year and includes the National dues and other club benefits.  Members must be AOJ majors. Applications are available in the AOJ office, room 31-360, at the club meetings or online at the grand chapter link below.

LAE members go on field trips, such as the Medical Examiner's Office and other law enforcement agencies. Plus, it looks pretty good on your resume too, especially if you’re an active participant or officer in the club! Several of our members have gone on to careers in law enforcement, corrections, and forensics.       

Contact us at: grossmontacja@outlook.com

Link to the Grand Chapter: http://www.acjalae.org/

2017 Club Officers

Officers:
From left to right: Lucy, Miranda, Sid, Emily and Kyle (club officers 2017)

President : Kyle Danan

VP: Sid Weber

Secretary: Emily Raab

Treasurer: Miranda Parkins

Sergeant at Arms: Lucy Liang

Advisors: Tina Young, Forensic Instructor

Club officers

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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 September.

Students should be aware that prior felony or any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions, and some psychological holds, are disqualifying. TROs (Temporary Restraining Orders) can also be a disqualifier.
Prior substance abuse (including marijuana) and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to law enforcement or forensics.

Spring 2014 Career Fair

Career fair 2014
Career fair 2014


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

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

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.

THE SCALES

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.

Club officer with San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy at club fair at Grossmont College club fair
K-9 Demonstration Spring 2010

Club officer with San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy at club fair at Grossmont College club fair

San Diego Medical Examiner's Office Tour, Spring, 2010

Person in rain gear hitting blood so it splatters on wall to demonstrate blood splatter during a crime scene

Forensic Tech student demonstrating blood spatter 2014

K-9 demonstration of dog and his handler
"San Diego Sheriff's Dept. Post Blast Investigation Training, Spring, 2010




Last Updated: 10/25/2017
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