NOC Criminal Justice students earn awards

Ponca City Now - October 28, 2019 10:36 am

The Criminal Justice Society at Northern Oklahoma College recently attended and competed in the American Criminal Justice Association Regional Conference and Competition in San Antonio, Texas.  Pictured, front row from left, are Joe Milligan, Brett Ward, Gracie Laird, Aerin Rhea, and Dallas Wills.  Back row:  Richard LaRue, Hayden Cantrell, Zach Hutson, Troy Cochran, and Kennedy Harmon. 

TONKAWA — The Criminal Justice Society at Northern Oklahoma College recently attended and competed in the American Criminal Justice Association Regional Conference and Competition in San Antonio, Texas.

A grant from the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma Endowment, through the NOC foundation, allowed 10 students to attend the event fully funded.

Students competed in a wide variety of Criminal Justice related events to include crime scene investigation, physical agility testing, firearm shooting and knowledge exams on criminal law, juvenile justice, police procedure and corrections.

Troy Cochran, the chapter adviser, was very proud of his group that competed.

“We were the only Oklahoma school at the competition out of a six state region,” Cochran said.  “The Executive Board of the Regional competition voted and confirmed that our chapter will host next year’s competition in Oklahoma and planning is already underway.”

“Overall it was a great time and a great success for our students representing Northern Oklahoma College, Criminal Justice Society and the State of Oklahoma,” Cochran added.  “We look forward to the next competition.”

The following NOC students received awards:

Hayden Cantrell, Ponca City – 1st Place Criminal Law Knowledge Exam

Gracie Laird, Morrison – 1st Place Police Management Knowledge Exam

Dallas Wills, Fairfax – 2nd Place Team Firearms

Brett Ward, Tonkawa – 3rd Place Crime Scene Investigation Team, 3rd Place Team Firearms

Richard LaRue, Fairfax – 3rd Place Crime Scene Investigation Team, 3rd Place Team Firearms Investigative Team

Joe Milligan, Tonkawa – 2nd Place Police Management Knowledge Exam, 3rd Place Crime Scene Investigation, 3rd Place Team Firearms

Troy Cochran (Team Adviser) – 1st Place Police Management Knowledge Exam Pro Division, 1st Place Criminal Law Knowledge Exam Pro Division, 2nd Place Juvenile Justice Knowledge Exam Pro Division, 2nd Place Corrections Knowledge Exam Pro Division, Top Academic Overall Award

Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit www.noc.edu .

 

 

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