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Former police science department head selected for "Wall of Fame"

Ronald A. Pincomb, police science department head at New Mexico State University from 1971-1981, has been selected by the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice Alumni Board of Directors as an honoree for the 2001 Wall of Fame.



Ronald A. Pincomb, department head for police science at New Mexico State University from 1971-1981, has been selected by the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice Alumni Board of Directors as an honoree for the 2001 Wall of Fame.

Pincomb received his bachelor's degree in police administration from Michigan State University in 1952. He taught at American University and Indiana University before coming to New Mexico State in 1971. Pincomb remained at New Mexico State until 1996 and now works as a drug intelligence analyst for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.

Wall of Fame honorees are recognized for distinctive accomplishments and contributions to the criminal justice profession.

Pincomb has been a member of the American Criminal Justice Association, a group made up primarily of undergraduate students and faculty, since 1972 and served two terms as the national president of the organization from 1993 to 1997.

Pincomb has also been involved with the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime since 1978 and served as chair of the research committee until 1990.

Celebration of the Wall of Fame honor will be held Oct. 14 in East Lansing, Mich.