Registration Open for Senior Citizens Police Academy
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its 9th annual Senior Citizens Police Academy. The Senior Citizens Police Academy will take place from April 5, 2016, through June 14, 2016. The academy will be held every Tuesday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, 7522 County Complex Road. There will be no cost for the participants. Class size will be limited to the first 30 seniors who register.
The program will be available to seniors 55 years of age or older who are residents, business owners, or county employees. Applicants must also be willing to submit to a background check.
This academy is designed to give participants an inside look into law enforcement with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. The training will consist of a variety of law enforcement topics as well as pro-active crime prevention presentations, which will give seniors a better understanding of what members of the Sheriff’s Office do on a daily basis. The goal of the academy is to develop productive relationships with the seniors in our community and for the seniors to develop a better understanding of law enforcement.
Interested seniors are urged to download an application at (the application needs to be notarized) http://www.hanoversheriff.com/…/Senior-Citizens-Police-Acad… or contact Deputy Jim McLaughlin at (804) 365-6110 for an application or additional information.
The deadline to apply is March 15, 2016.
Ice and Snow – Take It Slow
The inclement weather is upon us and the HCSO would like to remind you to be safe and prepared, especially if it is necessary for you to drive on the roadways. Please remember to:
- Slow down.
- Always wear your seat belt.
- Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.
- Increase your following and stopping distance.
- Completely remove snow from all headlights, taillights, mirrors and windshields.
- Drive defensively, especially when approaching intersections.
- Don’t become overconfident in your vehicle’s ability to navigate in snowy/icy conditions.
Also, ensure that you and your family are prepared for the cold and snowy conditions.
- Stay indoors.
- If you go outdoors, dress in layers and know the signs of hypothermia.
- Check on family and neighbors.
- Bring pets indoors.
- Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle that includes item such as: blankets, batteries, a flashlight, water, non-perishable snacks, reflective triangle, ice scraper, cat litter, and a first aid kit.
For useful tips on winter weather driving, as well as other preparedness tips, please visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/VDOT/Travel/asset_upload_file501_88199.pdf.