Criminal Justice and Homeland Security

A Lifetime of Success

Superhero inspires future forensic scientist

Alysia Circle posing like a superhero

A mysterious superhero — one who might even be described as a winged vigilante — inspired Alysia Circle’s interest in a law enforcement career. She doesn’t remember a time she wasn’t obsessed with Batman, amassing a collection of figurines, and requesting a birthday cake featuring the Caped Crusader each year. Now a full-time student and part-time police officer at Indiana University Kokomo, she sees herself not like Batman himself, but one of his strongest allies.

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Community invited to tour campus crime lab

Students experimenting in new crime lab

Get an inside look at Indiana University Kokomo’s new crime lab, at an open house Thursday, February 22. Faculty, staff, and students in the criminal justice program will show the equipment and demonstrate what they teach and learn in the lab, in the East Building, Room 103. It will be open from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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Senior earns dream job with hometown police department: Indiana University Kokomo

Dallas Snell posing

As a middle school student in Frankfort, Dallas Snell admired the police officers he saw patrolling the streets, seeing them as role models. “I wanted to be like them when I grew up, and have their character,” he said. “I really looked up to them because they are always up front with you, respectful, and know how to talk to people.” In January, as Snell began his final semester at Indiana University Kokomo, he achieved his long-time goal, beginning his career as an officer with the Frankfort Police Department.

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Thomas Remender appointed police chief

Tom Remender posing in uniform

Indiana University Kokomo Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke and IU Superintendent of Public Safety Benjamin Hunter have announced the appointment of Thomas Remender as chief of the IU Police Department at Kokomo. He began serving in the position May 15. Remender has been interim chief since March, and previously was a sergeant with the IUPD Indianapolis.

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