Criminal Justice Student Club

CJ Student Club

 Criminal Justice Student Club visiting the Omaha FBI Field Office.

The Criminal Justice Student Club is a student organization that promotes professionalism and career development. The club sponsors field trips each semester to places such as:

  • The Nebraska Penitentiary
  • Lincoln Correctional Center
  • Leavenworth Kansas Federal Prison
  • The military prison at Fort Leavenworth
  • The Norton, Kansas prison
  • Nebraska Center for Women
  • Ride-a-longs with the Omaha Police Department
  • Ride-a-longs with the Kearney Police Department
  • Ride-a-longs with the Buffalo County Sheriff's Department
  • The Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island
  • The State Patrol Headquarters
  • The State Patrol Forensics Laboratory
  • Boys Town in Omaha
  • The Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Center

Meetings are held monthly and for special events. Guests from the various criminal justice disciplines are invited to speak. Past speakers have included:

  • probation and parole officers
  • juvenile counselors
  • prosecution and defense attorneys
  • chief law enforcement officers
  • wardens and correctional officers
  • sheriffs and deputies
  • state patrol officers
  • undercover narcotic agents
  • FBI and DEA Agents  

Other presentations include classes on martial arts, self defense and emergency management.

Any student with an interest in the field of criminal justice is eligible to belong to the club. Dues are $5 for the school year. Club officers are elected yearly and plan meetings and events. Socials are held at the beginning and end of each semester.

Notices of the first meeting will be presented in the various Criminal Justice Classes. Contact the club advisor, Dr. Jessica Peterson, at with any questions.