Lauren Sykes

Program Chair & Professor of Criminal Justice Techology

Professor Lauren Sykes is a graduate of the University Of Central Florida (UCF) with her Masters and Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. She is also an Alumni Graduate of Valencia College.

She has dedicated over 35 years to the field of Criminal Justice to include; Corrections, Community Corrections, Children’s Mental Health, Juvenile delinquency, Crime and Intelligence analysis.
As an Intelligence Analyst, Professor Sykes has worked and networked with Criminal Justice agencies throughout the State of Florida and the nation on the topic of Violent Crime and Homeland Security. She has presented at conferences, on local and national television on topics of Crime/Intelligence Analysis and criminal justice technologies.

She loves being a mentor to students and helping them reach their educational and career goals through the partnerships and networks she has maintain over the years. She loves to share with her students the “Real Life” experiences through guest speaker in class presentations and field trips to various criminal justice agencies.

In the Fall of 2015, Professor Sykes along with her Co-Advisor started the Valencia Criminal Justice Club. As the club grows in membership, we hope to be more active in the community with the members of the Criminal Justice field and expose the students to the opportunities that they can pursue.

Professor Sykes loves making learning fun.

Contact :

Phone: 407-582-5673


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Building 11-103B
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Spring Full Term 2023
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Tues/Thurs:10:00-12 noon
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