Class of 2020 graduate, Kayla Bates, has set her goals high
Welcome to the GVSU School of Criminal Justice. As part of the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University we are focused on increasing the understanding of justice based issues for students, practitioners, policymakers and community members. The School of Criminal Justice offers undergraduate degree programs in criminal justice and legal studies; graduate degree in criminal justice; special certification program in our police academy and military basic training academy; paralegal studies certificate.
The School of Criminal Justice faculty consists of full-time faculty and part-time adjunct faculty members providing local, regional, national, and global perspectives of crime and justice issues in the classroom and through their scholarship.
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CONSIDER JOINING THE 47TH CLASS OF GVSU'S POLICE ACADEMY FOR 2021
The GVSU Police Academy is a 16-week intensive program that meets the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) training requirements and prepares students for the Michigan Law Enforcement Licensing Examination. The academy is conducted during the spring and summer semester, April through August. Admission is highly competitive and enrollment is limited.
The GVSU Police Academy's 2020 class.
- Established in 1974
- Conducted on the Allendale campus
- GVSU Police Academy graduates to date = 1,261
- Instructional & support staff = 65 (95% active / former law enforcement)
- Length of program = 16 weeks
- MCOLES mandatory curriculum = 594 hrs. (GVSU enhanced to 681 hrs.)
- GVSU academic credit hours earned = 15 hrs. (CJ 415, 416, 417, 418, & 419)
- Average class size* = 26
- Program completion rate* = 96%
- Licensing exam pass rate* = 100%
- Employment rate* = 81%
* 10-year average
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Dr. Brian Johnson, professor of criminal justice, receives the Outstanding University Service Award from President Philomena V. Mantella.
Eric Payne had a series of influencers in his life before that term was trendy. Payne `86 is chief of police for the Grand Rapids Police Department. He was sworn-in as the city's first African American police chief in late July after a national search
You are already half-way through your first week of remote learning. We thought it would be helpful to provide some additional resources to you. Please see below for both academic and non-academic services and tools.
Mar 19, 2020
On November 15th, graduate assistant, Chase (Sky) Christenson represented the school of criminal justice at Philomena V. Mantella's presidential inauguration by presenting his research on intimate partner violence offenders.
Nov 20, 2019
March 3, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Want to learn more about CJ? Join us for a special information session with advisors, faculty and alumni who will tell you about this major and what you can do with it.
March 17, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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GVSU COLLEGE OF COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE STUDENT SURVIVAL ADVICE FOR THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC