BurlCo to Hold Senior Citizen's Police Academy
The free classes begin Oct. 4.
The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the Delanco Township Police Department will hold its annual Senior Citizens Police Academy on six consecutive Thursdays beginning Oct. 4 and running through Nov. 8.
The program, which focuses on safety issues important to seniors, is free of charge. Those interested in attending should call the Sheriff’s Community Services Unit at 609-265-3788.
“Senior citizens will gain a wealth of information and knowledge on how they can better protect themselves from violence or accidents, not to mention consumer fraud,” said Sheriff Jean Stanfield. “Folks will get to see some of the County’s law enforcement and public safety resources.”
Classes will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Delanco Municipal Court Room in Delanco, and will include information on home security, fire prevention, the Project Lifesaver tracking program, defensive driving, consumer frauds and cons, health issues, the court system, and emergency and 2-1-1 CONTACT help lines.
All participants will also be provided with photo ID cards. Please see below for a schedule:
Senior Citizens Police Academy
Oct. 4, 11, 18, & 25, November 1 & 8
Week 1: Thursday, Oct. 4
1 pm Welcome by Sheriff Stanfield and Delanco Township Police Chief DeSanto
1:20 pm Office on Aging
1:40 - 2:20 pm CERT-BCSD
2:20 - 3 pm CARFIT
Week 2 Thursday, Oct. 11
1 pm ID Card photos
1:30 - 2:30 pm CONTACT: 211, and Reassurance Programs
2:30 - 3 pm Consumer Affairs - Consumer Fraud
Week 3: Thursday, Oct. 18
1 – 2 pm K9 demo-Clark and Reinhart
2 – 3 pm Swat Demo-BCSD SERT
Week 4: Thursday, Oct. 25
1 – 3 pm Tour of Burlington County central Communications/ Range/F.A.T.S.
Week 5: Thursday, Nov. 1
1 -1:30 pm Senior Safety & Current Scams
1:30 – 3 pm Fire Prevention & Safety
Week 6: Thursday, November 8, 2012
1 pm Superior Court Presentation, Trial Court Administrator
2 pm Graduation Ceremony