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Criminal Justice

Contest Coordinator: Officer Tyler Noel 

2023 Scenario available here. Contest Coordinator will be setting up a zoom meeting with competitors to discuss expectations.

Competition will begin promptly at 8:00 AM on Friday April 12th, 2024. Please arrive early.

Competitors will take a written knowledge test with one hour time limit.  The test will consist of multiple choice, true/false, and scenario based multiple choice questions. They will then participate in three entry level law enforcement scenarios. Scenarios will be judged by seasoned law enforcement officers and will take 15-30 minutes each.

Students should be aware of how officers conduct and write citations for basic traffic stops for moving violations and subsequent violations during the stop. Competitors should also be able to perform simple investigations and have knowledge of the relating state statutes to include but not limited to; Suspicious person, Trespassing (28-520 & 28-521), Criminal Mischief (28-519,28-524), Burglary (28-507), theft (28-511), and Assault 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Degree (28-308,309, 310).

Competitors will be scored in the following areas; officer safety, communication and interpersonal skills, radio use (records checks on subjects), fact/information gathering, and decision making. Students will be asked to submit their field notes at the conclusion of their scenarios.

Students will be required to complete a minimum of a 4 hour ride along, or to be a member of a law enforcement explorer post or to have served as an intern in a law enforcement agency. They will be required to bring documentation attesting to the same to competition on Friday. They will be directed to discuss and review specific topic areas with the officer(s) they ride along with. These topic areas will relate directly to the test and competition.