UNK’s Annual Criminal Justice Conference

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, is hosting its next Annual Criminal Justice Conference on Monday Oct. 2nd, 2017. It is FREE to the students, counselors or their parents.  It will be held at the Student Union building, Ponderosa Room, with registration starting at 8:30 AM, Career Fair open at 8:30 AM and the conference starting at 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  In addition to the below speakers, the conference will feature different criminal justice related agencies present at the adjacent Career Fair, which students are also invited to attend.

*Please be advised that these presentations are geared to university students majoring in Criminal Justice.  The presentations may be too graphic and disturbing to some students who are not interested in Criminal Justice.

UNK is able to provide you and your students a 20% discount on your meal at the Student Union for lunch. The cost for each individual will be $7.17 + tax, for an all you can eat buffet.  Buses can drop students off at the Student Union and may be parked in parking lot #20 which is located in the northwest part of campus, on the road leading up to the Country Club where the State Cross Country race is held. The address is University Drive and 19th Ave.  You can access a map of the university by going to unk.edu and click on quick links to campus map, or click here for the campus map.  Parking is limited on campus, those bringing their own cars will be able to find parking east of campus on the adjoining city streets.


Please email Dr. Joseph Carlson with the number of students who are planning on coming.  Students may come also with their parents or by themselves.   For questions, you may contact Dr. Joe Carlson at 308-865-8510  or email carlsonj@unk.edu.

Criminal Justice Conference Schedule:
Monday, October 2, 2017

08:30 – 09:00 AM  Conference Registration & Career Fair

09:00 – 09:15 AM  Conference Welcome – Dr. Peter Longo, Dean, College of Natural & Social Sciences
09:15 – 10:30 AM  Police Response to Civil Unrest, Chief Kurt Frisz, Wentzville, Missouri Police Department

10:30 – 11:00 AM  Career Fair and Break
11:00 – 12:15 PM  Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court

Judge W. Mark Ashford

Bob Blanchard, VTC Coordinator

Jeff Lux, County Attorney

William Harry, Public Defender

12:15 – 12:30 PM  Career Fair and Break
12:30 – 01:30 PM  Lunch

01:30 – 02:45 PM  Emergency Response and Panel Discussion

Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sherrif’s Office Emergency Support Unit

02:45 – 03:00 PM  Closing