New England Tech Students Win National Crime Scene Investigation Competition

Alicia Caruso, Sara Vincent, and Tamena Amini, students in the Criminal Justice Program at the New England Institute of Technology, took home the national gold medal in Crime Scene Investigation at the SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City, MO on June 23rd.

The New England Tech students qualified for the national competition by winning first place in the Criminal Justice Crime Scene Investigation competition conducted by the Rhode Island chapter of SkillsUSA on March 27th.

SkillsUSA National Champs

New England Tech’s gold-medal winning Criminal Justice, Crime Scene Investigation team – Alicia Caruso, Sara Vincent and Tamena Amini.

SkillsUSA is national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.

SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 4,500 students compete in 77 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.

NCIS Visits New England Tech

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NCIS visits New England Tech campus

On March 11, 2013, New England Tech – Criminal Justice Technology Club hosted its winter quarter speaker series. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Special Agent Nathan O’Connor was on hand to speak to a pack-filled room of criminal justice students about the role of the NCIS agent and the mission of the agency.

The purpose of NCIS is to investigate and defeat criminal, terrorist, and foreign intelligence threats to the United States Navy and Marine Corps—ashore, afloat, and in cyberspace. Special Agent O’Connor is a member of the Northeast Field Office and works out of New London, CT. He presented a DVD depicting the responsibilities of NCIS and the types of crimes an agent would investigate. Mr. O’Connor answered a variety of questions from the students and encouraged them to pursue the many opportunities a criminal justice career can offer.

NCIS special agent speaks to New England Tech Criminal Justice students

NCIS Special Agent Nathan O’Connor speaks to Criminal Justice students

One NEIT Criminal Justice student, Jeff Willis, knows what working for NCIS is all about after completing an internship program in the fall of 2012. Jeff also presented his experience while based in Norfolk, Virginia, for ten weeks. There Jeff worked 40 hours per week alongside NCIS special agents while keeping up with his courses, which was no easy task. Jeff explained to his fellow students how well prepared he felt on the job because of the classes offered at New England Tech.

Sandy Hook Elementary School – Book Drive

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On behalf of the NEIT Criminal Justice Club, we would like to thank all of you that responded to our book drive in memory of those that were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. As a result of your overwhelming support of this initiative, we were able to collect a total of 984 books. This far exceeded our initial goal.

As many of you may know, the Newtown CT community was overwhelmed with donations and requested that any other donations be distributed locally in memory of the lives lost. As a result, our books were donated to the West Warwick Public Library and the Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The donations were accompanied by a framed NEIT Certificate which acknowledges the donation being made in memory of the lives lost at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown CT, December 14, 2012.

Both locations will display the certificate and each book will be affixed with a placard acknowledging the in memoriam.

Criminal Justice Television Commercial | New England Tech

New England Tech is excited to share our new television commercial for the Criminal Justice Program.

This commercial gives the viewer a true experience of the hands-on education they would receive in our Criminal Justice associate degree or bachelor degree program.

Criminal Justice Commercial <video link