In their continuing efforts to reach out to the community, the Suffolk Police Department is once again offering a unique opportunity for local senior citizens to learn more about the Department as well as how to improve their personal safety. Their popular Senior Citizens Academy will present a number of law enforcement topics and hands-on learning opportunities in the 8-weeks of sessions. Topics will include firearms and active shooter response, crime prevention, crime scene investigation, hostage negotiation, the history of law enforcement in America and Suffolk, an overview of Police Department assets and capabilities and more. The Academy will begin on June 7, 2017 and run through August 9, 2017 with sessions scheduled for 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each Wednesday. Registration is currently ongoing for the Academy which will be held at Suffolk Police Headquarters located at 111 Henley Place. The application process includes a background check which would be completed on all persons applying to participate. Applicants can complete their application and submit in person or mail to: Suffolk Police Department, Attention: Sgt. James Sobers, 111 Henley Place, Suffolk VA, 23434. All applications are due no later than Friday, April 21, 2017.
For additional information, contact the Suffolk Police Department at 757- 514-7913.