• Welcome to Criminal Justice

  • Meet the Teacher: John "JR" Ramos

    John Ramos started his law enforcement career on the Cedar Lake Police Department. Mr. Ramos then went to the East Chicago Police Department for over 25 years and retired from the East Chicago Police Dept.  At East Chicago Mr. Ramos worked a variety of divisions - uniform patrol, bicycle patrol, detention, communications, department instructor, IDACS, SWAT, CSI and training coordinator.  

    After retiring Mr. Ramos went to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, IN as a Staff Instructor.  At ILEA Mr. Ramos instructed - preventive patrol, building searches, active shooter, low light, OCAT, STOPS, firearms, report writing and instructor development.

    Mr. Ramos left ILEA to become the Town Marshal / Chief of Police of North Judson, IN.

    Mr. Ramos has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, is a NRA pistol instructor and an ILEA firearms and physical tactics instructor.

    Mr. Ramos is the author of The Book of Room Domination and Assault techniques, has written articles for The Tactical Edge, Survival Life and several other publications.

    Mr. Ramos is listed in Who's Who under Law Enforcement Educators.

    Mr. Ramos is looking forward to taking his knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences and imparting them to his students.

  • Contact me at:
    Email: jramos02@mcas.k12.in.us
    Phone: (219) 873-2110, ext. 8714

    1.  Being on time is late, be in class and ready to go before class starts.

    2.  Respect each other, respect the teacher, respect all guests and respect all staff employees.

    3.  Use electronics for educational purposes only.

    4.  Help each other to succeed.

    5.  The only limititation is no limitation and no limitation is the only limitation. - Bruce Lee


    1st violation - verbal warning

    2nd violation - written reprimand

    3rd violation - written discipline report and office referral



    Bullying and harassment will not be tolerated in the classroom.  We strive for a safe and comfortable enviornment.  We can not allow any of our students, staff or guests to be placed in harms way.  No warnings will be given for bullying or harassment.



    There are times in Criminal Justice that you will be required to complete physical tasks (photography, finger printing, evidence gathering, etc.) and physical horseplay can not be tolerated.  Law enforcement is seriously dangerous work and we cannot allow harm to come to those involved.  


    10% Homework

    30% Classroom Participation

    20% Writing Assignments

    40% Quizzes / Tests / Projects