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Law Enforcement vs. Student Basketball Game to be held

Criminal Justice students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle will take on members of the area’s police departments during the 4th Annual Law Enforcement vs. CJ Students Basketball Game. 

The competition begins on Friday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in Wieden Gymnasium. For three years running, University students have gone undefeated. This year’s fundraising event for the University’s CJ Club will pit several criminal justice students against local police officers to determine whether this will be the year the police make their comeback, or whether CJ students can pull off another win.

Not only is the event a good time for both teams, it also raises money for an important educational experience for students. The Criminal Justice Club plans one big trip each year. This year’s event is a fundraiser for the club’s upcoming trip to Washington, D.C., where club members will participate in a specialized Law Enforcement training at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

In previous years, students have travelled to Philadelphia to tour the Eastern State Penitentiary, America’s first penitentiary which is now a historical landmark.

Admission to the basketball game is free for students, $3 for all others. There will be snacks and drinks for sale, as well as Criminal Justice hats and shirts. A 50/50 draw also will be held during the event. For more information, contact Lisa Leduc at 768-9436 or e-mail her at