You can request a speaker to come to your next civic group meeting to speak on contemporary police issues facing the community. If you have a specific topic you would like more information on, or would like an officer to come and address your next meeting, complete and submit the online form. The form will be electronically submitted, and an officer will call you back to schedule your meeting. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for proper scheduling of personnel.
Youth Public Safety Academy
Public Safety Academy is an annual 11 week after school program for at
risk youth. The program is a cooperative partnership between the Suffolk
Police Department, Suffolk Department of Fire and Rescue and the
Suffolk Department of Parks and Recreation. Students engage in hands on
learning with members of the City's Public Safety staff, learning what
it is like to be a firefighter, police officer, or CSI technician. The
program is designed to reinforce team work, cultivate an interest in
public service, and encourage better decision making, while fostering
positive adult mentoring relationships.
The program is held each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and youth are treated each night to dinner cooked by members of the Department of Fire and Rescue. Youth who are at risk are encouraged to apply. Risk factors include but are not limited to the following: low income, poor school performance, disciplinary problems, special needs, or single parent homes. Transportation to and from the program is provided and there is no cost to participate.
The 2020 Youth Public Safety Academy has been cancelled.
The Senior Citizen Police Academy is an annual program offered to the senior adult citizens of the City of Suffolk that builds upon our existing relationship with the community. The program offers a curriculum that gives an insight into the inner-workings of the Suffolk Police Department. The classes cover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of police work. The Senior Citizen Police Academy is lecture based with some hands on classes and equipment displays that show the resources and capabilities of the Suffolk Police Department.
The 2020 Senior Citizen Police Academy has been cancelled.