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Criminal Justice Showcase Held at Carroll

Release Date: 10/31/2007

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College Holds Criminal Justice Showcase

Carroll Community College (Carroll) will, for the first time, hold a Criminal Justice Showcase on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, featuring a police helicopter stationed outside the college and a bomb detection dog inside. Carroll Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

"The purpose of the Criminal Justice Showcase is to highlight employment and educational opportunities in this growing field," said Kristine DeWitt, director of Transfer and Retention at Carroll. "We expect about half a dozen transfer institutions and more than a dozen employers to participate with information tables and interactive displays in the Great Hall. We hope interested students will be able to connect the courses they are taking to degree requirements and to actual job duties. They may also have the chance to do some career networking."

Weather permitting, outdoor demonstrations will include a police helicopter, tactical vehicles, and police vehicles from various agencies. A bomb detection dog, microscopes and slides used in Forensics, and alcohol breath detectors, will be featured indoors. Mock interviews are also scheduled to encourage students to practice their job interviewing skills.

"Practical exercises such as these are great learning tools which showcase Criminal Justice in real terms," said Wayne Livesay, director of the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies program. Livesay is also a 34-year veteran of the Howard County Police force and retired chief of police.

"Demand in the Criminal Justice industry is growing and the major at Carroll is also generating more interest among students," said Barbara Gregory, coordinator of Career Development at Carroll. "We want to help students understand the educational requirements to prepare for this field, get exposure to transfer programs, and learn first-hand the skills that employers want."

The Criminal Justice Showcase is also open to members of the community. No registration is required.

Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Rd. in Westminster, Md.




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