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ACJA-LAE National Conference

83rd National Conference
American Criminal Justice Association - Lambda Alpha Epsilon

Dates:  March 22 - 27, 2020

Hosted by Region III

Christina Fouse, 2020 Conference Director, Roger Pennel, Conference Coordinator and Region 3 President, and Region 3 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 Twisted Reality of Drug Addiction"

Air Travel:   The Hotel is located 5.5 miles from the Kansas City International Airport.

Transportation to / from the Hotel:   The Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to/from the airport during limited hours.  The shuttle runs every 30 minutes starting at 5am every morning and goes until Midnight each night. 

Overview of Hotel and Surrounding Area:   The Embassy Suites Kansas City - International Hotel is located at 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway, Kansas City, MO, 64153, (816) 891-7788.  The Hotel has 237 air-conditioned two-room suites featuring refrigerators and microwaves.  All suites are furnished with 37-inch flat-screen televisions, coffee/tea makers, iron/ironing boards, and complimentary Wifi.  The Hotel also includes an indoor pool, spa, and 24-hour modern-equipment fitness center.  The Fountain Court Bar & Grille Restaurant serving lunch and dinner is located in the Hotel and a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily.  The Hotel offers a complimentary Evening Reception consisting of a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages while enjoying light appetizers.  The Hotel also has a 24-hour business center.  The Conference rate is available3 days before and 3 days after the Conference, subject to availability.  The Hotel is a 100% Smoke-Free facility.

Conference Room Rate:  The room rate will be $126.82 (includes tax) (single thru quad).  Rooms must be booked by Friday, February 28, 2020 to avoid a higher room rate.  Check-in time is 4:00PM and check-out time is 11:00AM.  Please use this Hotel Link when making your hotel reservation(s).

Hotel Parking:
   The Hotel offers FREE parking.

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

    Pre-registration For Members:  $195.00
          Pre-registration For Guest:  $145.00

          Member Registration Onsite:  $245.00
          Guest Registration Onsite:  $195.00

The cut-off date to receive the Pre-Registration fees will be February 28, 2020.  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.

Competition Categories For All National Conferences Are Required to Be:

Lower Collegiate:  Those enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program and have completed no more than 70/105 semester/quarter hours and no less than 12 semester hours/18 quarter hours.

Upper Collegiate:  Those enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program who have completed more than 70/105 semester/quarter hours of course work.

Professional:  The category of Professional includes anyone having current or past paid employment in the field of Criminal Justice, regardless of educational standing (excluding paid internships, and/or criminal justice-related employment not requiring certification (or equivalent) or state/local training and obtained solely to support a criminal justice education).  All active military personnel (or prior military personnel) will compete in the Professional category of all competitions, regardless of their position in the military.  Questionable situations shall be referred to the National President for a decision, which shall be final.  The physical agility competitions shall be separated into male and female categories.

Conference Registration Form  

Conference "Things You Need to Know"  (pending)

Conference T-Shirt Order Form  (pending)

Please Note: 
The Conference Information and Registration Form
is only available ONLINE. 

Firearms and Physical Agility Competitions:  

The Firearms Competition will be held at Frontier Justice, an indoor range located at 10000 France Family Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111; (913) 215-9177.   Transportsation will be provided to/from the range or members can drive their own vehicles.  Only Brass-cased ammunition can be used at the range and ammunition can be purchased onsite or members can bring their own.  Frontier Justice also offers a gun rental option.  All shooters must complete a Frontier Justice Online Waiver prior to the Firearms Competition.  The Physical Agility Competition will be held at the Hotel.

Fontier Justice's Range Rules

All participants MUST attend the Safety Meeting on Tuesday, March 24th to sign ACJA-LAE waivers.  Participants WILL NOT be allowed to compete if they do not attend the Safety Meeting.

Written Competitions:

The textbooks for the 2020 Written Competitions are as follows: 

Juvenile Justice Exam:  Juvenile Delinquency: The Core, 6th Edition, Larry J. Siegel | Brandon C. Welsh, ISBN-10: 1305577418 | ISBN-13: 9781305577411 

Corrections Exam:   Corrections Today, 4th Edition, Larry J. Siegel, ISBN-10: 1337091855 | ISBN-13: 9781337091855 

Criminal Law Exam:   Criminal Law, 13th Edition, Thomas J. Gardner | Terry M. Anderson, ISBN-10: 1305966368 | ISBN-13: 9781305966369 

Police Management & Operations Exam:   Police Administration, 9 Edition, Swanson/ Territo/Taylor, ISBN-13: 9780133754056 | ISBN-10: 013375405

 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: 

Places of Interest to Visit While in Kansas City :

click hereConference Agenda  

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