Graduate Showcase 2021

This year, the Master's Criminal Justice program is represented in the (virtual) Graduate Showcase by Alyssa McCord and Cassie Merritt.

2020-21 Graduate Dean Citation Awards

The School of Criminal Justice would like to congratulate two of our MCJ Graduate Students on earning Graduate Dean Citation Awards for the 2020-21 academic year.


Congratulations to all CCPS student award recipients! We would like recognize and honor your achievements in academic excellence.

Alumnus, Capitol Police officer remains focused on law enforcement aspirations amid recent Capitol attacks

Capitol Police Officer Deon Atkins, '15, is earning a master's degree from Grand Valley as he focuses on becoming an FBI special agent.

The Latest - Lakers Guiding Lakers

This fall, Terrell and Matt Rogers, both GVSU criminal justice students, became the first from their program to intern at Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids (CHAGR).

Fall 2020 School of Criminal Justice Faculty Award Recipients

Congratulations to this year's fall 2020 Faculty Award Recipients in the School of Criminal Justice!!!


Class of 2020 graduate, Kayla Bates, has set her goals high

Grand Rapids Police Chief builds career on relationships

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

Faculty honored for scholarship, teaching excellence at annual awards convocation

Dr. Brian Johnson, professor of criminal justice, receives the Outstanding University Service Award from President Philomena V. Mantella.

GRPD Announces New Police Chief Eric Payne

Grand Rapids announces new Police Chief: Deputy Chief Eric Payne takes the reins.

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