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ACJA-LAE National Conference

82nd National Conference
American Criminal Justice Association - Lambda Alpha Epsilon

Dates: March 3 - 8, 2019

Hosted by Region IV

Christina Fouse, 2019 Conference Director, Joe Walsh, Conference Coordinator and Region 4 President, and Region 4 members are working to give you five days of workshops and competitive activities pertaining to the criminal justice disciplines, outstanding speakers, entertainment, and displays.

Conference Theme:

"The Bulletproof Mind:  Psychological Survival"

Air Travel:   The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is located 30.5 miles from the Hotel.

Transportation to / from the Hotel:   The Hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from the airport.  The estimated taxi fare at this time (one way) is $35.

Overview of Hotel and Surrounding Area:   The Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley is  located at 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD  21031, (410) 785-7000.   Situated on 17-acres, the Hotel's campus-like environment has 384 rooms. Each of the guestrooms features floor-to-ceiling windows and amenities including complimentary WiFi, color TV, plush bedding, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and mini refrigerator. The Hotel provides guests with a state-of-the-art fitness center, a 24-hour high-tech business center, two pools, and complimentary shuttle service within a three-mile radius of the Hotel.  Restaurants include the Cinnamon Tree Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), featuring traditional American cuisine,  Cafe 245 featuring Starbucks coffee (open for breakfast and lunch), and the Polo Lounge & Bar.     The Hotel is a 100% Smoke-Free facility.

Conference Room Rate:  The room rate will be $137.94 (includes tax) (single thru quad) Rooms must be booked by Friday, February 8, 2019 to avoid a higher room rate.  Check-in time is 3:00PM and check-out time is 12:00PM.  Members are urged to make their room reservations through one of the following methods:

  • By Phone:  Please call (410) 785-7000.  Ask for the Group Block (American Criminal Justice) when making room reservations by telephone.
  • By Internet Hotel Booking Link

If you have made your room reservation(s) and cannot attend, you will need to cancel your reservations by 5PM EST TWO Business Days prior to your arrivial date directly with the Hotel (410) 785-7000.  The Conference rate is available 3 days before and 3 days after the Conference, subject to availability.

Hotel Parking:
   The Hotel offers FREE parking.

Conference Registration Fee:    The Conference registration fees are as follows:

          Pre-registration Members:  $180
          Pre-registration Guest:  $150
          Member Registration Onsite:  $230
          Guest Registration Onsite:  $200

The cut-off date to receive the Pre-registration fees will be February 8, 2019.  Registrations must be POSTMARKED by this date.
The Registration Fee covers participation in all competitions, the Opening Banquet Dinner, Star Member Reception, and Closing Banquet Dinner/Dance.  Guests ARE NOT ELIGIBLE to compete in the competitions.

Conference Registration Form

Conference "Things You Need to Know" (will be added shortly)


Please Note: 
The Conference Information and Registration Form is
only available ONLINE.  Packets will not be
 mailed to each individual member.


Firearms and Physical Agility Competitions:  

The Firearms Competition will be held at Continental Arms Facebook Page, an indoor range located at 9603 Deereco Road, Timonium, MD 21093; (410) 560-3609.  The range is an 8 minute drive from the Hotel.  Shooters will be charged a range fee of $10 and members can bring their own ammunition or buy ammunition at the range.  Ammunition price at the range will be posted when available.  The Physical Agility Competition will be held at the Hotel.

Important Information About Magazines:   It is illegal to purchase magazines with greater than a 10-round capacity in Maryland.  It is currently not illegal to possess magazines with greater than a 10-round capacity as long as the magazine was purchased outside the State of Maryland.  There is currently legislation being proposed to ban the possession of magazines with greater than a10-round capacity.  Attendees should continue to check the status of this legislation.  In order to avoid complications, attendees should consider bringing magazines with a capacity of 10-rounds or less to the Conference.

All participants MUST attend the Safety Meeting on Tuesday, March 5th to sign waivers.  Participants WILL NOT be allowed to compete if they do not attend the Safety Meeting.

Written Competitions:

The textbooks for the Written Competitions are as follows: 

Juvenile Justice Exam:   Pending

Corrections Exam:   Pending

Criminal Law Exam:   Pending

Police Management & Operations Exam:  Pending 

ACJA/LAE Knowledge Exam:

  • National Bylaws;
  • National Standing Rules;
  • National Brochure;
  • ACJA/LAE History;
  • National Oath & Symbolism Booklet

(The above publications are available from the National Office.) (ACJA/LAE History, Bylaws and Standing Rules are available on our website.) 

Opening Banquet Speaker:   (Pending)

Workshop Speaker:  Lt. Col. Dave Grossman


Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime.  Col. Grossman was a West Point Psychology Professor, Professor of Military Science, and an Army Ranger who has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavor, which has been termed "killology."  In this new field, Col. Grossman has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current "virus" of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.  Today, he is the Director of the Killology Research Group, and in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, trains elite military and law enforcement organization worldwide about the reality of combat.

Learn more about Lt. Col. Dave Grossman at killology.com 

Places of Interest to Visit While in Baltimore :

   National Aquarium
   Historic Ships in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
   Fort McHenry
   Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
   Baltimore Civil War Museum
   Maryland Science Center
   Maryland Zoo in Baltimore   


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