The Criminal Justice Institute makes the health and safety of employees, students, instructors, and visitors the highest priority and will continue to do so in reopening our facility and fulfilling our critical mission of making communities safer by supporting law enforcement professionals through training, education, resources and collaborative partnerships.

With the rollout of our new schedule for this fall, here are some precautions we’re taking to ensure your safety while attending CJI classes.

On Site Classes
CJI staff will take the temperature of students before they enter, and any student with a fever of at least 100.4° F will not be allowed to enter the building. Students will be required to fill out a Student Health Questionnaire when they arrive to class. All students will be required to wear a mask or face covering when outside of a CJI classroom and any time 6 feet of social distance cannot be maintained. All classrooms will be set up to maintain a six-foot social distance between students and a 12-foot distance between the instructor and the students.

Students will be provided with proper handwashing procedures and hand sanitizer will be readily available. All students will be restricted to using only the restroom on the first floor of the building and must maintain social distancing while in the restroom.

CJI’s cleaning staff have been disinfecting and cleaning surfaces constantly in the evening. They will continue to disinfect surfaces such as tabletops, counters, doorknobs/handles, elevator buttons, handrails in the stairwells, and restroom fixtures each evening. Our staff will wipe down high traffic areas frequently with disinfectant during the day.  Anytime the CJI forensic laboratory is used, program staff will ensure equipment and student stations are disinfected after each student use.

Off Site Classes
CJI staff will closely coordinate with representatives of hosting organizations when a CJI-sponsored program is delivered off site and will ensure the hosting agency can implement the required on site procedures prior to officially scheduling any meetings, event, or course delivery.

Students, instructors, and other visitors will be informed of proper procedures at the hosting agency.  Students will be required to use a face mask or face covering in all CJI programs.

CJI administration will monitor active COVID-19 cases in the state and reschedule or cancel classes as necessary in areas with high numbers of active and increasing cases of the virus. As usual, CJI program staff will make every effort to communicate with participants when changes occur. However, you should check the CJI website for news of schedule changes.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming classes! The COVID-19 virus will continue to impact our lives for months to come, but we remain committed to providing you with up-to-date, specialized, and advanced law enforcement training.

For additional information, contact program staff:

Stacey Ball / 501-570-8079 /

Stacy Huchingson / 501-570-8078 /

Donnie Reddick / 501-570-8097 /

Ken Slocum / 501-570-8033 /

Yvonne Burk / 501-570-8051 /