ASIS Houston Welcomes Scholarship Winners

SHSU Scholarship winners and their guests were recently honored by the Houston Chapter of ASIS. Pictures from left to right Cody Wortham, Garrett Samples, Craig Furrow, Lauren Smith, Dr. Jim Dozier and Jennifer Shearer.
SHSU Scholarship winners and their guests were recently honored by the Houston Chapter of ASIS. Pictures from left to right Cody Wortham, Garrett Samples, Craig Furrow, Lauren Smith, Dr. Jim Dozier and Jennifer Shearer.

Graduate students in Security Studies from Sam Houston State University were recently honored during a monthly meeting of the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Industrial Security.

Incorporating Victims in Community Policing

Stamp of Police Office holding a child's hand with the word Law and Order

Community policing can enhance services to crime victims by working with victim advocacy groups and by incorporating victims into neighborhood watch programs or police-citizen partnerships, according to a recent report from the Crime Victims’ Institute authored by Dr. Willard M. Oliver of the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University.

Institute Reviews Texas' DWI Laws

With Texas leading the nation in alcohol-related crashes and fatalities, the Crime Victims' Institute recently reviewed the state’s laws on alcohol impaired driving and recommended a broader use of ignition interlock devices, sobriety checkpoints, and mandatory education and treatment programs for first-time offenders.

Security Student Serves with Polish National Police

Military officers guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Poland.
Military officers guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Poland.

Michael Knighton learned about the Polish National Police from those who know it best: the officers that patrol the streets and the instructors that teach recruits in Poland.

Resource Center Focuses on Jail Leadership

With many senior and mid-level administrators reaching retirement age, American jails are facing a crisis. To address the challenge, Sam Houston State University, along with several national corrections partners, developed a resource center for jail leadership and succession planning.

Dr. Knight Joins Criminal Justice Faculty

New Faculty Member Dr. Kelly Knight believes in volunteering in the community, which included working with rescued horses in Colorado.
New Faculty Member Dr. Kelly Knight believes in volunteering in the community, which included working with rescued horses in Colorado.

A new faculty member will join the College of Criminal Justice in the fall.

Club Offers Self Defense for Future Officers

Dr. Marcus Gillespie demonstrates a self-defense move on Austin Pomykal during a class for high school students by Martial Arts of Sam Houston.
Dr. Marcus Gillespie (r) demonstrates a self-defense move on Austin Pomykal (l) during a class for high school students presented by Martial Arts of Sam Houston.

In preparing for a career as a U.S. Marshal or as a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper, Junior Austin Pomykal wanted to add self-defense to his resume during his studies in criminal justice at Sam Houston State University. So he joined a Martial Arts Club.

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