School of Criminal Justice

GRPD police chief named to police standards commission

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne, '86, was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to a commission that sets training, licensing and professional standards for law enforcement agencies.

Aug 17, 2020


Students who participate in ROTC now receiving course credits

Grand Valley students who participate in ROTC will now receive course credit for their time and commitment.

Dec 16, 2019


Two longtime professors to retire

Jonathan White, professor of interdisciplinary studies in the Frederik Meijer Honors College, and Stephen Rowe, a philosophy and liberal studies professor, will retire in December.

Nov 25, 2019


Crime survivor, judicial reform advocate to visit campus

Jennifer Thompson will discuss her story and criminal justice reform October 16 at Loosemore Auditorium on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Oct 8, 2019


GVSU Police Academy sees record number of recruits

The Grand Valley State University Police Academy's 2019 class is the largest to date, with 48 recruits. The 45th GVSU Police Academy, which began April 29, includes 37 men and 11 women.

May 7, 2019


Students learn about investigations from FBI special agents

About 180 Grand Valley students had the opportunity to interact with FBI agents during the 2019 FBI Collegiate Academy January 25.

Jan 25, 2019


Colombian police officers take language course on campus

Fifteen police officers from Colombia concluded a month-long course at Grand Valley's ELS Language Center December 7, studying English to help them improve their policing skills in their country.

Dec 10, 2018


Service dog aids invisible disability

When Billy Wallace projects a louder "teaching voice" in the classroom, Ziggi walks over to him and stands at the ready.

Nov 19, 2018


Two alumni credit Laker Connections for their academic success

Juan Mascorro-Guerrero and Gloire Rubambiza found their way to Grand Valley from Mexico and Uganda, respectively. They were both immigrants, arriving in Michigan with their families, learning to adjust to school then thriving with excellent grades at their high schools. Both Mascorro-Guerrero and Rubambiza will begin graduate degree programs in the fall, and both earned graduate assistantships to pay for their tuition and living expenses.

Jun 26, 2018


GVSU Police Academy participates in 'bright idea' program

Nearly 40 students in the GVSU Police Academy joined members of the John Ball Area Neighborhood Association and the Grand Rapids Police Department June 23 to hand out nearly 875 LED light bulbs and crime prevention brochures to residents of the West Side.

Jun 26, 2018