Peru State Places In National Criminal Justice Competition

PERU – Peru State College students earned six trophies and placed fifth in the nation at the 2017 American Criminal Justice and Lambda Alpha Epsilon Conference this spring.

The Austin, Texas, conference was on the theme of human trafficking. It featured experts from the Texas Attorney General’s Office and Traffick911, an organization working to free American youth from sex trafficking through prevention, identification and empowerment.

Hailey Bouwens of Lincoln won second place in the lower student division for the police management examination. Bouwens is majoring in criminal justice and psychology.

Dr. Amber Mahan won first place in the physical agility competition for women between the ages of 26 and 35.

Criminal Justice Instructor Danny Hayes took first place in the physical agility competition for men over age 36. He was also first in the examination for Lambda Alpha Epsilon knowledge and second place in the examination on corrections.

Hayes has a history of regional and national awards in these areas including another national first place award in physical agility from 2015.

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