School of Criminal Justice

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.

Apr 5, 2021


Women's track and field team wins third national championship

Even in a pandemic, Laker student athletes find a way to win national championships.

Mar 17, 2021


College of Education will host documentary, discussion about criminalization of young Black girls

The College of Education will host a campus and community screening of the documentary "Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools," which examines how educational and judicial disparities disrupt education for young Black students.

Mar 9, 2021


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