| Thursday, 10 September 2009 16:24
The Duxbury Police Department will be hosting its annual Senior Citizen Police Academy starting Thursday, Sept. 24, to be held at the Duxbury Senior Center. The program will run for eight Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. On the first day students will be required to complete a health questionnaire, liability release form and, due to the sensitive areas the seniors will be visiting, a criminal history background check will also be required. Many exciting topics have been planned for the eight-week program including: policies, accreditation, laws, and the investigation and prosecution of cases. Students will observe an actual radar assignment. Weather permitting, field trips may include a tour of the Marshfield Rod and Gun Club with lectures on gun safety and shooting, tours of the Plymouth County Sheriffâ€™s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigation, House of Corrections and Mobile Command Center, the Plymouth District Court, State Police Airwing, Medflight, and the Duxbury Police Station. There will be Stop Stick, K-9, Motorcycle and Tactical Team demonstrations as well as many guest speakers. Class size is limited to 14 due to the seating capacity of â€œSadieâ€. Please contact Linda Hayes at 781-934-5774 to reserve your seat in the class no later than Sept. 17.