QPD taking applications for annual Senior Police Academy
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -
Senior citizens in Quincy will soon have the opportunity to get an inside look at what it's like to be a police officer or first responder.
The Quincy Police Department is taking applications for its annual Senior Police Academy at the Quincy Senior Center.
Participants will spend four weeks learning about everything from the sex offender registry to the city's K-9 Unit. Officials say the class not only gets seniors involved, it also protects them from being taken advantage of.
"Getting the word out to not only the seniors but to everybody but especially to senior to help them avoid being victimized by scams and financial exploitation is a key in everything that we do with the police department and the area agency on aging," QPD Detective Adams Gibson said.
The free event will be held this year at the Quincy Senior Center starting on May 7th- May 28th on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm.
You can Contact the Quincy Senior Center at 217-223-5700 to sign-up.