Suffolk Police Senior Citizens Academy registration underway

Posted at 9:12 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 21:12:38-05

SUFFOLK, Va. - The Suffolk Police Department invites local senior citizens to participate in the upcoming Senior Citizens Academy.

During the academy, there will be instruction on several topics, including the history of law enforcement in America and the City of Suffolk, active shooter response and firearms, crime scene investigations, crime prevention, hostage negotiations and S.W.A.T.

Tours of facilities and various hand-on learning opportunities will be available during the academy, giving students a chance to improve their personal safety and learn more about the department.

The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, the Suffolk Sheriff's Office, the Magistrate's Office and the Public Defender's Office will also provide instruction to students.

Starting on Wednesday, June 3 and running until August 20, the classes will be from 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and will take place at Suffolk Police Headquarters located at 111 Henley Place.

The Senior Citizens Academy is part of the Suffolk Police Department's commitment to National Night Out, which will be held on Tuesday, August 4. The Suffolk Police Department has a 14-year tradition of ranking in the Top 5 in the nation for the population category in the "going away party for crime." The theme for this year's Project 365 will be "Creating Community Connections."

To participate in the academy, be sure to register by Wednesday, May 15.

Applications are available online by clicking here. They can be submitted in person; mailed to the Suffolk Police Department, Attention: Sgt. Eric Crawley, 111 Henley Place, Suffolk, VA 23434; or emailed to

The application process also includes a background check for all applicants.

Call 757-514-7913 for more information.