Criminal Justice students, alumni and faculty in action
CJ alumni awarded:
Bill Hawley awarded Air National Guard Senior Non-Commissioned Officer for 2010http://www.148fw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123233595
CJ student honored by POST
Jeff Gunter, Hailey Idaho Chief, honored:
Adjunct Faculty member receives National award
Michael Parks is named campus security director of theyear by Campus Safety magazine.
Keep an eye on the Campus Safety Magazine site for updates:
Congratulations MA Alumni
Mindy Homestead (MA 267 Alum) is now the program manager of the Boys Program at North Homes, Inc. in Grand Rapids MN. This program provides comprehensive program alternatives for up to six males in a group residential setting licensed by the MN department of Corrections.
MA Alumni Receives Award
Nick Francis (MA220) received the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association 'Distinguished Service Award' at the 2009 Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association Recognition Banquet on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at the Kahler Hotel in Rochester, MN. He is pictured below (C)with Chief Erv Weinkauf (L), New Ulm (Ret.), and Apple Valley Police Chief, Scott Johnson(R).
MA Student Myron Wieland accepts position as New Ulm Chief
New Faculty member, Erv Weinkauf, receives received the J. Edgar Hoover Gold Medal Award given for duty knowledge and performance under the law; human rights dedication; integrity, honor, compassion and devotion to public service
New Faculty member, Erv Weinkauf, announces his retirement as New Ulm Chief
Faculty work at RNC in St. Paul
Instructor Judy Rue (below) works at the Secret Service Multi Agency Coordination Center (SSMACC).
Student at RNC in St. Paul
Sgt. Rich Flaten (MA Cohort 267) of Burnsville PD and senior member of the LEMA honor guard (next to Gretchen Wilson). Sgt. Flaten is accompanied in this photo by fellow members of LEMA honor guard and musicians at the RNC in St. Paul MN.
CSP graduate Calvin Noble is the 2008 Conference chair of the NALES conference
2008 Law Officer of the Year
Commander Myron Wieland was awarded the 2008 Law Officer of the Year Award at the Minnesota American Legion Convention in Bloomington on July 18, 2008. The award is based upon community service, professional achievement, heroism and dedication.
Award of Merit
Minneapolis Chief Dolan gave a Chief's Award of Merit to officer Andrew Stender, the head trainer of the police department's canine unit, for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average while pursuing undergraduate and master's degrees at Concordia University.
Polar Bear Plunge
New Ulm students Chief Weinkauf and Commander Myron Wieland participate in Polar Bear Plunge:
There were 165 plungers who jumped from a variety of area PD's, SO's, and fire departments. We raised over $27,000.00 for the MN Special Olympics. The Polar Plunge is an off-shot of the Torch Run and some other events that benefit some "very special people!" They participate to finish...not to win, and the smile on their face "says it all!"
MA student, and Apple Valley Police Officer, Nick Francis saves neighbor's life.
Nick Francis, MA cohort 220, was featured in a St. Paul Pioneer Press article about how he saved his neighbor from a garage fire (article no longer available due to Pioneer Press archiving).
Photo below of Nick at National Night Out.
Congratulations to CSP CJ student Myron Wieland!
On Saturday, January 19th, Concordia Criminal Justice graduate student (cohort CJ M251) Police Commander Myron Wieland of the New Ulm Police Department received the J. Edgar Hoover Gold Medal Award from the Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars at their annual Mid-Winter Conference at the Minneapolis Marriott Convention Center. He was recognized at the evening Grand Banquet which was attended by 450 veterans and their families.
Commander Wieland received the award for his exemplary service to the New Ulm Police Department and his volunteer contributions to the community of New Ulm. The New Ulm Chief of Police, Erv Weinkauf, is also a Concordia criminal justice graduate student in cohort CJ M220.
Promotion to Sergeant
Congratulations to Steve Klehr of Lakeville, MN Police department. Steve was recently promoted to Sergeant, pictured below with Lakeville Chief Tom Vonhof.
Top Cop Award
Officer Lisa Davis, a graduate of Concordia University?s M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership program and adjunct faculty member was named the 2008 Officer of the Year by the International Association of Women Police (IAWP). The award is given annually to an officer who, by her overall service and accomplishments throughout her career, distinguishes herself in all areas of leadership, community service, mentoring and excellence in performance. A 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, Davis is currently assigned to the Minnesota Violent Crimes/Fugitive Task Force, which is a collaboration of agencies led by the FBI to arrest violent fugitives in Minnesota. She has held several positions on the department to include patrol, narcotics, community crime prevention and the gang unit. She is also an original member of the Minneapolis Police Honor Guard. Prior to her service with the MPD, she spent four years in the United States Marine Corps serving with the Military Police in positions including SWAT team, patrol and prisoner transport. She has taught at the Center for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement for the past 18 years on Defensive Tactics and Use of Force, and is currently co-authoring a text on the subject.
Below: Officer Chad Hofius (MA Alumni) working at the Minneapolis bridge collapse
Below: Investigator Henry Cho (MA 227) working at the Minneapolis 35W bridge collapse
Below: Sgt. Jay Castonguay (MA 210). Sgt. Castonguay was featured in the Lakeville, MN Police Department publication, Breezes. Click here to read more: