Free Event Allows Participants to Explore and Gain Hands-On Knowledge

Students around a police officer on a motorcycle.A bomb squad, K-9 operation, crime scene units, and more will be on display at County College of Morris (CCM), along with a helicopter landing, during Criminal Justice Day when public safety and law enforcement agencies bring their specialties to campus.

Open to high school and college students, Criminal Justice Day will feature demonstrations and presentations explaining the role of different units in the criminal justice system. Students will learn about motorcycles, aviation, bombs, canines, mobile technology, cold water rescue, emergency services and more. A representative from the FBI Cellular Analysis and Survey Team will also be on hand. Participants will have the opportunity to try a firearms simulator, observe a mock crime scene and explore the college’s Forensics Lab. This year’s Criminal Justice Day takes place Monday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“CJ Day is an amazing opportunity to educate the community as well as honor those who serve us in varying positions in law enforcement,” said Justin Matyas, a previous participant from Randolph High School. “A terrific opportunity for those in high school and/or college to network and learn more about their prospective career path.”

“Thank you so much for organizing an incredibly informative, interactive and exciting experience for my Criminology students,” said Kerry Riordan, a teacher with the Morris Hills Regional District. “The hands-on participation of the various indispensable local units made a real difference in my students’ knowledge and perception of the various aspects of law enforcement.”

To register for the free event, go to Those who apply to the college that day will have the $30 application fee waived.