Published April 1, 2022

Students completing a crime scenario

The SWCC criminal justice program recently presented to the iJAG program in Red Oak.

Published October 20, 2021

Guest speakers talking to criminal justice class

Southwestern Community College's criminal justice program welcomed guest speakers Alex Murphy and Nicci Gregg to class on Oct. 14, 2021, to teach students about child welfare. Murphy is a social worker 3, while Gregg is a supervisor with the Department of Human Services.

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Published December 16, 2020

Creston Police officers holding the donated bears

As part of a Criminal Justice Club fundraiser, SWCC criminal justice students delivered customized teddy bears to local police departments this week for use when comforting young victims of crime or tragedy. 

The criminal justice program had been accepting monetary donations since October for this fundraiser.

PHOTO ABOVE: Creston police officer Mitch Pashek and Sgt. Jared Auten pose with two of the donated bears.

PHOTO BELOW: SWCC criminal justice students ready to deliver the bears.

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Published November 2, 2020

Paula Ebersole speaking to SWCC criminal justice class

Paula Ebersole, assistant special agent in charge for the Omaha field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was a guest speaker in SWCC's criminal justice classes on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2020. Ebersole discussed cases, talked about career opportunities within the FBI, and answered student questions.

Published October 28, 2020

Dio Ayala with FBI Academy completion certificate

Diogenes "Dio" Ayala, Southwestern Community College criminal justice instructor, of Winterset, graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizens Academy program on Oct. 14, 2020.