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Posted on: April 11, 2018

[ARCHIVED] SUFFOLK POLICE DEPARTMENT SENIOR CITIZENS ACADEMY RETURNS

SUFFOLK POLICE DEPARTMENT SENIOR CITIZENS ACADEMY RETURNS

The Suffolk Police Department would like to invite local senior citizens to take part in the upcoming Senior Citizens Academy which starts classes in June of 2018. The Academy offers a unique opportunity for seniors to learn more about the department as well as how to improve their personal safety.

During the Academy, students will be instructed on topics that include history of law enforcement in America and Suffolk, active shooter response and firearms, crime scene investigations, crime prevention, hostage negotiations and S.W.A.T. The students will be given an overview of the department, its assets, capabilities and personnel. The students will be given tours of facilities and take part in various hands on learning opportunities.

Classes will be held on from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday’s starting June 6, 2018 and running through August 15, 2018 at Suffolk Police Headquarters, 111 Henley Place. 

Registration is currently underway with the deadline set for Friday, April 20, 2018. The application process includes a background check which will be completed on all applicants.

Applications can be found online at the Department’s website, www.suffolkpd.com, and need to submitted in person or mailed to the Suffolk Police Department, Attention: Sgt. James Sobers, 111 Henley Place, Suffolk, VA 23434. Applications can also be emailed to jsobers@suffolkva.us. 

For additional information, call 757-514-7913.

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