Suffolk Police Department announces Senior Citizen Academy

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Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Police Department announces Senior Citizen Academy which starts on Wednesday, April 29th, and will run every Wednesday morning until June 10th.

Senior Citizen Academy strives to improve personal safety and learning how the local Police Department operates using exciting presentations and demonstrations.

Chief of Police, Thomas Bennett, states “The active older adult population is a vital part of the Suffolk community, and this Academy is designed to provide valuable information to keep them safe and well informed.”

The weekly sessions will be held at Suffolk Police Headquarters from 9am until noon. Sessions will cover topics such as cyber safety, personal safety, volunteering, handling encounters with officers, a tour of E911 facility at City Hall, and much more!

Those interested in participating may complete their applications online at or mail applications to: Suffolk Police Department, Attn: Sgt. Cheryl Balzer, 111 Henley Place, Suffolk, VA  23434. Please note a background check of all applicants will be made and please call 757-514-7913 for more information.

Ashley Fisher


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