The Criminal Justice Professional Programs students have been very busy over this 4th weekend of September 2015. Students from the newest intake attended the Alberta Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial in Edmonton on Sunday, September 27th, 2015. In honouring Alberta’s fallen police and police officers on the grounds of the Alberta Legislature students paid their respects to the justice officials who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our communities. In remembering the 100 men and women, students of the Criminal Justice Professional Programs witnessed the sentiment among the hundreds of law enforcement officers, justice officials and correctional service officers of this great province of Alberta. (Please refer to http://alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=385813DC343BE-AF3A-B54A-F4652238698766CE for details).
Further, a number of students also participated as subjects in the start of a series of Immediate Action/Rapid Deployment (IARD) training sessions in Calgary over the weekend. The participation by the students for training provides the realism and engagement by the law enforcement officers. This fantastic relationship with the Alberta Sheriffs also provides an insight by Columbia’s professional students interested in learning more about their approach to training and the demands as a law enforcement professional.\
We are very proud of our faculty team and students in the Department of Criminal Justice. The education and preparation for these very rewarding career choices is our mission in criminal justice. Students select Columbia for any number of reasons; an accelerated program, adjunct facilitators working as law enforcement, corrections and youth justice professionals and engagement with a real-world practicum in justice career choices are just a few. Discover what it is that you could be doing to start your career “Right Here, Right Now” in Criminal Justice.
Director, Criminal Justice Professional Department