Criminal Justice and Homeland Security

A Lifetime of Success

Superhero inspires future forensic scientist


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


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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Graduate lands job as campus officer


Emily West lives her dream, serving Indiana University Kokomo as a full-time police officer. A criminal justice major, she earned a jump-start on her career when she was selected as the campus’ first female cadet in 2013. She graduated from the IU Police Academy in August 2014, while also earning International Police Mountain Bike Association certification. She completed her degree in December 2014, and was immediately hired by the IU Police Department.

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Thomas Remender appointed police chief


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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