GCCC Hosts Criminal Justice Regionals


Julie Calzonetti, Co-editor

The GCCC criminal justice team hosted the American Criminal Justice Association Region III competition from Oct. 14 through the 17. The team finished with one first place finish, one second place finish, and two third place finishes. Along with GCCC, The University of Central Missouri, Central Methodist University, and Fort Hays State University competed in written testing, crime scene investigation, firearms, and physical agility. Brecken Ralston, Angel Ayala, and Gary Kuenstler finished in first place on the professional firearms team. Ralston also finished second in physical agility, and third in the professional firearms individual competition. Ayala finished third in physical agility. Brandy Unruh, Criminal Justice Instructor, shared “Thank you to several GCCC faculty and staff members for assisting with scoring and judging some of the competitions. Also, thanks to Dave and Marsha Rupp, Rita Shumate, and Tianna McClure for helping proctor and score tests.” She continued, “We greatly appreciate the Garden City Police Department, Finney County Sheriff’s Office, and Kansas Highway Patrol for assisting in the competitions as well. We could not have had a successful competition without them.”

For more information about the CJ Competition Team or the Criminal Justice program, contact [email protected].