Human Recovery Training Offered to Law Enforcement


Photo of officer and instructor over crime scene with bones.
A police officer practices mapping a crime scene.

The Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility at Sam Houston State University is offering a three-day training for law enforcement officers on the surface recovery of human remains on Aug. 20-22.

LEMIT Profiles Texas’ Top Cops

The latest New Chiefs' class to graduate from LEMIT.
The latest New Chiefs' class to graduate from LEMIT.

A survey of Texas police chiefs at Sam Houston State University will help develop training programs at the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, produce scholarly research and create an ongoing database of information on top enforcement administrators in the state.

LEMIT Trains Police on Photo and Live Lineups

Police trainers test the sequential method of photo lineups recommended in a model policy developed by LEMIT.
Police trainers test the sequential method of photo lineups recommended in a model policy developed by LEMIT.

Law enforcement instructors from across Texas participated in the inaugural training for eyewitness identification procedures offered by the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University.

TDCJ Employees Awarded CJ Scholarships

Debbie Erwin and Chris Cirrito, employees at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, were awarded scholarships for the Master of Criminal Justice Leadership and Management program.

Debbie Erwin and Chris Cirrito began their careers in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as correctional officers. Erwin has since advanced through the correctional officer ranks, while Cirrito has followed a different career path. With a scholarship from the College of Criminal Justice and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, the two will pursue a Master’s degree at Sam Houston State University and take their careers to new heights.

New Generation of CJ Professors Granted Tenure

Group photo of the faculty of the College of Criminal Justice.The faculty of the College of Criminal Justice.

Eight members of the College of Criminal Justice faculty earned tenure at Sam Houston State University this year.

CJ College Says Farewell to Third Cohort of Chinese Cadets

Dr. Vincent Webb, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice(l) congratulates Zhixiang Jiang (Bonapart)(center), with Visting Professor Renbin Hu (Roger).
Dr. Vincent Webb, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice (l) congratulates Zhixiang Jiang (Bonapart)(center), with Visting Professor Renbin Hu (Roger).

The third cohort of cadets from Zhejiang Police College recently completed a year of study at Sam Houston State University.

Managing Raps Sheets and Criminal Justice Stats for U.S.

Dr. Gerard Ramker (Ph.D. '83)
Dr. Gerard Ramker (Ph.D '83)

Dr. Gerard “Gerry” Ramker (Ph.D. ‘83), Deputy Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice, will receive the prestigious O.J. Hawkins Award, the only nationally recognized, competitive award for contributions in the field of criminal justice information management.

Dr. Sparks Veasey Ignites Interest in Criminal Justice

Adjunct Faculty Dr. Sparks Veasey is the Director of Forensic Services for Montgomery County.
Adjunct Faculty Dr. Sparks Veasey is the Director of Forensic Services for Montgomery County.

Dr. Sparks Veasey has been a medical examiner, a prosecutor, a defense attorney, a flight surgeon and a medical investigator for military plane crashes.

CJ Student Tracks Armed Robbery Suspects

Heather Schwalbach (r) received an award for Firefighter of the Year from the Eastex Fire Department for volunteering on the fire and emergency medical services units.
Heather Schwalbach (r) received an award for Firefighter of the Year from the Eastex Fire Department for volunteering on the fire and emergency medical services units.

A criminal justice major at Sam Houston State University recently helped police track a suspect in an armed robbery from a cell phone store in Humble.

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