Northern Illinois Senior Citizen Police Academy

Northern Illinois Senior Citizen Police Academy


A free, six-part workshop series designed especially for senior citizens who want to learn about law enforcement and the criminal justice system is being offered at Rock Valley College, starting October 3 and running six consecutive Thursdays through November 7, 2002. The workshop series runs from 1 to 4 p.m. each week. The Northern Illinois Senior Citizen Police Academy is being sponsored by the Rockford Police Department, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police, Rock Valley College, Rockford Fire Department, and Rockford Mass Transit.

The workshops being offered are designed to help keep seniors informed about personal and home safety issues, crime prevention and scams targeting seniors. A sampling of workshop topics include Personal Safety and Home Security, 911 Center Activity, and Scams and Frauds. Each of the topics covered over the course of the six weeks will be presented by professional speakers with law enforcement and judicial knowledge. Along with the topics presented, question and answer sessions will be offered to answer specific questions.

Admission to the six-week workshop is free, but registration is required. The sessions are limited to 200 participants and are on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is being handled through Rock Valley College’s Center for Learning in Retirement. To obtain a registration form, interested persons can call Rock Valley College at 654-4357. Registration deadline is September 30, 2002.

Any senior citizen interested in this event is invited to attend. This is the 7th Senior Citizen Academy to be held in this area.

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