The Sigma Delta chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association at Central Lakes College recently participated in national competition Kansas City, Mo., winning several categories.
Chapter adviser Terry Fairbanks received a national honor.
The CLC entrants who earned honors were as follows: Gae and Dave Davis, who were part of a first-place Crime Scene Investigations professional division team; Dave Davis, first place in physical agility, age 35 and older; Mary Martin, second place in physical agility, age 35 and older; Andy Cronquist, first place, firearms; Jeff Ahrens, second place, firearms; Jeff Ahrens, Andy Cronquist, Scott Stueber, first place, team firearms; Megan Hagen, recipient of $50 award for paper on sex abuse; Dave Stumpf, second place, criminal law.
Members of the Central Lakes College law enforcement club who attended the national conference and competition in Kansas City, Mo., April 6-11, are (seated, from left): Criminal justice instructors Terry Fairbanks, Dave Stumpf, and Gae Davis, and CLC alum and Crow Wing County Sheriff Deputy Dave Davies. First row standing, from left: Patrice Mahle, Jessica Bock, Jason Jelinski, Connor Moore, Jeff Ahrens, Mary Martin, Katey Lang. Second row standing, from left: Megan Hegan, Joleen Hanson, Brandon DeCent, Mike Rose, Scott Strueber, Jeremy Holder. Back row standing, from left: Tom Sheveland, Jesse Anders, Andrew Cronquist, Todd Holk.
Fairbanks, Breezy Point, was the 2008 recipient of the Bill Melnicoe Distinguished Service Award. This honor goes to a law enforcement person who has shown a high level of dedication to ACJA. Fairbanks helped form the CLC chapter of the national Lambda Alpha Epsilon fraternity when he began teaching criminal justice at the college in 1996.
The CLC chapter in 2000 hosted a regional conference in Minneapolis. The Sigma Delta chapter has assisted in six national conferences. Fairbanks has been on the national firearms committee four years and assisted in all of the national firearm competitions conducted by the ACJA since 1996. He has been a member of ACJA since 1987, when he helped host the regional conference in Cheyenne, Wyo., while working at Laramie County Community College.
Fairbanks is a law enforcement coordinator for the state of Minnesota and serves on the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training since 1990.
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