American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) Region Five Conference Webber International University’s Criminal Justice Management Program, through their Chapter Alpha Omego Rho, is sponsoring the Region Five Conference for the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) which is going to be held at the Park Inn by Radisson Resort, Kissimmee, Florida 3011 Maingate Ln. The Region Five ACJA states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina. The dates of the ACJA Conference are from October 23rd-26th. The purpose of the ACJA is to improve criminal justice through educational activities, foster professionalism in law enforcement personnel and agencies, promote awareness of criminal justice issues, encourage professional training in criminal justice, and establish a unified voice for professionals and students of criminal justice. At the conference, law enforcement personnel and students are assessed in firearms, physical agility test (PAT), crime scene investigation, and scholastic testing. Participants may select events to compete and register with the ACJA, Region Five at: http://www.acjalae.org/PdfFiles/R5_Reg_Fm.pdf. Registration for the firearms and crime scene division will also be on Thursday, October 23rd from 10:00am-7:00pm at the Park Inn and a social event is scheduled at 8:00pm at the main pool. On Friday, October 24th from 8:00am-11:00am Webber’s Criminal Justice Management Program Chair, Dr. Peter Barone will be presenting a workshop on “In the Line of Duty: Officer Involved Shootings” at the Park Inn Conference Center. A law enforcement job fair will also be held on Friday afternoon from 1:00pm- 6:00pm at the resort. During this time the scholastic testing will also take place and the ACJA opening banquet will commence at 7:00pm on Friday, October 24th. Firearms and physical agility assessments will begin on Saturday, October 25th. A meeting will be held that morning from 7:00am-7:30am to discuss the safety of the assessments and the firearms competition will begin off-site from 8:00am-12:00noon and the physical agility assessments will be on-site from 8:00am-12:00noon. Crime scene competitions will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, October 25th and end at 6:00pm. The overall scoring for each event will be completed on Saturday evening. On Sunday, October 26th there will be an ACJA Region Five Business Meeting from 8:00am-10:00am. Finally, the ACJA 2014 Regional Awards Banquet will be from 11:00am-2:00pm on Sunday, October 26th at the Park Inn by Radisson Resort. Webber will have ten Criminal Justice Management majoring students representing the Chapter Alpha Omego Rho at the ACJA Region Five Conference. These students will be selling t-shirts, organizing 50/50 raffles, assisting with registration, and facilitating the physical agility testing. Since Webber is hosting the Conference students are ineligible to compete due to ACJA regulations. However, Webber students that are members of the ACJA Chapter are currently fundraising to attend a conference that will be hosted in Nashville, Tennessee in Spring 2015. Students are currently selling candy, sodas, and t-shirts to fundraise for the upcoming event.