2023 NJCSIA Awards Dinner & Comedy Night


The New Jersey Crime Scene Investigators Association (NJCSIA) will hold their third annual Awards Banquet on March 3, 2023 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.  The guests in attendance will include past graduates of the NJCSIA seven-week school, Dignitaries, Members, and Detectives from Federal, State, County and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies. Nominees from a variety of different Agencies will be receiving Awards for their outstanding efforts during a Crime Scene Investigation. will be honoring Rod Englert with a lifetime achievement award for his service and dedication to the law enforcement community and to the forensic science community. Rod Englert is a 53-year veteran of law enforcement, and has conduction over 600 lectures and training seminars on managing criminal investigations, solving cold case homicides, and bloodstain pattern analysis. He has testified as an expert in over 26 states. In addition, we will be recognizing other detectives for their tireless efforts and their dedication to their job. As part of the annual dinner, the net proceeds will be donated to a charity. As law enforcement officers, we feel strongly that we represent the community, and we want to continue to give back to those in need. All net proceeds from this event will benefit the Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation and those fighting ALS. 

Attendees will also enjoy the entertainment by TV/Radio Personality, Bill Spadea, Comedian & Radio Personality, Eric Potts, Comedian, Mike Campanella and Comedian, Vinnie Brand. The event will be held from 6pm – 10:00pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. Limited Tickets available.

Tickets Include:

  • Cocktail Hour Reception
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Open Bar for the Duration of the Event
  • DJ
  • Comedy Entertainment
  • Free Gift

Limited Ticket Quantities.

All Ticket Sales are Considered Donations and are Final.

No Refunds or Transfers. 

For Sales Funded by a Department that cant be processed via Credit Card, or any questions, contact DSFC S. Beninghof #6541 of the New Jersey State Police at (732)232-1600 or Sarah.Beninghof@njsp.org.

Once your transaction is complete, you will receive an email ticket to this event. On the Ticket there will be a link to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for discounted room rates.  


 If you cannot attend the event but would like to make a donation please CLICK HERE

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The New Jersey Crime Scene Investigators Association Inc. is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by New Jersey State Police Crime Scene Detectives with instructors / members comprised of Federal, State, County and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies.  We take immense pride in establishing and maintaining best practice and protocol concerning Crime Scene Investigation education and training. The NJCSIA also provides scholarships to students pursuing a career in Criminal Justice. With your support we will be able to achieve our goal of being the standard by which all other Law Enforcement Agencies follow. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the IRS Code.  Tax ID 83-2299772.