The most recent Senior Citizen Police Academy graduates, who completed the program in 06/12; pictured with Colonel David R. Hines, Sheriff of Hanover County. (courtesy of Hanover Sheriff's Office)
Hanover, VA—A new free program designed to help seniors understand how law enforcement operations work will be hosted by the Hanover Sheriff's Office staring in April.
The Senior Citizens Police Academy will be held at the Sheriff's Office every Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. from April 2-June 11, 2013. The deadline to apply is March 22.
The program is free, and open to all Hanover residents, business owners, and employees. Applicants must be willing to submit to a background check.
Program size is limited to 30 seniors, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications must be notarized, and can be downloaded here.
The Hanover Sheriff's Office says the purpose of the academy is "to develop positive and productive relationships with seniors in our community, and to develop a better understanding of law enforcement."
For more information, please contact Deputy Jim McLaughlin at (804) 365-6110.