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Kern County Sheriffs recruitment event attendees

Criminal Justice Corrections students get a close look at their future in law enforcement

by Nyla on August 29, 2017

A few weeks ago, the Kern County Sheriff’s Department in Bakersfield opened their facility to 92 SJVC Criminal Justice Corrections students for an up close and personal experience with the sophisticated tools and techniques of law enforcement. “We had their bomb squad, hostage negotiation RV, two helicopters and squad cars with their emergency spotlights and

Posted in Bakersfield / Criminal Justice: Corrections / News and Events

SJVC Criminal Justice: Corrections students at the Women's Warrior Competition

SJVC Ontario’s Corrections students rule the Women’s Warrior Competition

by Nyla on August 1, 2017

It was the first time students from the Criminal Justice: Corrections program at SJVC Ontario would participate in the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Women’s Warrior Competition, so the six female cadets were a little apprehensive. “At first, it was excitement,” says Vianey Campista, Criminal Justice: Corrections student. “But after seeing the competitors and knowing

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / News and Events / Ontario

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Criminal Justice grad won’t give up on dream to join LAPD

by Nyla on July 27, 2017

“It’s exciting…and nerve-wracking,” says Alexander Ramos of the application process that each day brings him a little closer to his dream of becoming a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The medical exam is in September, next is psychological testing, then he gets his date to enter the police academy. This is

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success

Modesto Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Elizabeth Pelayo

Sibling rivalry benefited Criminal Justice: Corrections program graduate

by Nyla on June 29, 2017

Elizabeth Pelayo and her brother Armando have a long history of healthy competition between them. They didn’t expect things to be any different when they both enrolled in the Criminal Justice: Corrections program on the Modesto campus. “There’s a competition between us; it’s always been that way,” says Elizabeth, who at 21-years-old is a year

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Modesto

Modesto Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Justen Roche

Three strikes didn’t mean ‘out’ for Criminal Justice Corrections career

by Nyla on June 15, 2017

Justen Roche had always dreamed of a career in the military or law enforcement. “They go hand-in-hand; both are protecting and serving,” he says. But because of a fused spine, broken in his youth while lifting weights, Justen could only physically perform one of those jobs: Law enforcement. There were still two other obstacles in

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Modesto

SJVC Fresno Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Jorge Castro with his sons

Criminal Justice Corrections grad climbs law enforcement career ladder

by Nyla on June 8, 2017

It didn’t matter that Jorge Castro, at 19 years old, had left Fresno State after a year, gotten married and was working full-time in a grocery store. He knew he was going to be one of the good guys who helped others and kept communities safe. He was headed for a career in law enforcement.

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Fresno / Grad Success

Criminal Justice Corrections program graduate Brandon Martinez

Criminal Justice Corrections graduate’s career turns out just as he planned

by Nyla on February 23, 2017

Brandon Martinez always knew his life’s work would be about helping others. “One of my goals was to work inside institutions with people who have legal and mental issues,” he says. “I thought I could become a corrections officer or go back to school and get into probation.” Even as a teenager, Brandon was able

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Fresno / Grad Success