The Criminal Justice program at the Medicine Hat College has welcomed its first students. The revamped police and security program was redesigned and modernized. Coordinator Jim Groom says that this new program is the result of two years of consultations. The program will as well be welcoming three new instructors: Michelle Smith, a former staff sergeant with the RCMP in Ottawa; Ron Robinson, former fire chief and director of emergency management in Medicine Hat; and Constable Sean Wentzel from the Medicine Hat Police Service Forensic Unit. Groom says enrollment in the program has went up by 29% in comparison to last year.