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Burlington County Sheriff Hosting Senior Citizens Police Academy

The program will focus on safety issues for seniors.

Burlington County Sheriff Jean E. Stanfield submitted the following news release:

The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the Medford Township Police Department will hold its annual Senior Citizens Police Academy on six consecutive Thursdays beginning March 14 and running through April 18.

The program, which focuses on safety issues important to seniors, is free of charge. Those interested in attending should call the Sheriff’s Community Services Unit at 609-265-3788.

“Senior citizens will gain a wealth of information and knowledge on how they can better protect themselves from violence, accidents, and even consumer fraud,” said Sheriff Jean Stanfield. “Folks will get to experience some of the County’s law enforcement and public safety resources.”

Classes will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Medford Township Municipal Courtroom in Medford, and will include information on home security, fire prevention, the Project Lifesaver tracking program, defensive driving, consumer frauds and cons, health issues, the court system, and emergency and 
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All participants will also be provided with photo ID cards.

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