April 16, 2010
TORRINGTON, WY –
Eastern Wyoming College students and an instructor were among 300 college students and professionals competing in the National conference of American Criminal Justice Association held in March at Portland, Oregon. Those in attendance were Taylor Allbright of Wheatland, WY, Ariel Gass of Valentine, NE, Ricci Pacheco , Brad Muhlenkamp, and Timmy Van Litsenborgh all three of Torrington, WY and instructor Larry Curtis.
Competition began with academic testing consisting of Corrections, Criminal Law, Police management, Juvenile Justice and ACJA history. It was followed by crime scene investigation competition. Also included were Firearms Skills Proficiency and Shooting.
Brad Muhlenkamp placed third in the community college division for Police Management. The three person team of Taylor Allbright, Ricci Pacheco and Larry Curtis placed third in the professional division of Crime Scene Investigation.
“The conference gave the students an opportunity to showcase their talents and compete against others from all parts of the country. Their enthusiasm, camaraderie, knowledge and skill made them a very competitive team.” Curtis said.