GCCC Criminal Justice team hosts, competes at regional

Courtesy GCCC

GARDEN CITY — The GCCC Criminal Justice Competition Team (TEL) competed in the American Criminal Justice Association Region III competition hosted at GCCC Oct. 14-17.

The team finished with one 1st place finish, one 2nd place finish, and two 3rd place finishes.

Around 65 competitors from GCCC, University of Central Missouri, Central Methodist University, and Fort Hays State University competed in written testing, crime scene investigation, firearms, and physical agility.

The GCCC CJ team finished with the following placings:

  • 1st place Professional Firearms Team: Brecken Ralston, Angel Ayala, and Gary Kuenstler
  • 3rd place Professional Firearms Individual: Brecken Ralston
  • 2nd place Physical Agility 18-24: Brecken Ralston
  • 3rd place Physical Agility 18-24: Angel Ayala

Brandy Unruh, Criminal Justice Instructor, thanked several GCCC faculty and staff members for assisting with scoring and judging some of the competitions, and thanked Dave and Marsha Rupp, Rita Shumate, and Tianna McClure for helping proctor and score tests.

 “We greatly appreciate the Garden City Police Department, Finney County Sheriff’s Office, and Kansas Highway Patrol for assisting in the competitions as well. We could not have had a successful competition without them,” Unruh said.

For more information about the CJ Competition Team or the Criminal Justice program, contact criminaljustice@gcccks.edu.