The Senior Citizens Police Academy is sponsored by the O’Fallon Police Department and is designed to educate the senior citizens of O’Fallon on the operations of their Police Department. This is accomplished through a series of lectures and activities.
Classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the O'Fallon Senior Center. This session begins on June 6, 2017. It's free and no registration is required.
The Academy is designed to give senior citizens an in-depth view of the everyday functions of their police department. The presentations are adjusted towards areas that seniors are most affected by: Disaster Preparedness, Elder Abuse, Emergency Medical Systems, Fraud, Identity Theft, Telemarketing Scams, Crime Scene Investigation, Home and Personal Security, Firearms Safety, and K-9 Policing.
The Academy is led by the Community Service Division and held each summer at the O’Fallon Senior Center. The Senior Center is located on the East end of the City Hall parking lot at 106 North Main Street. Lectures and activities are taught by Police Officers whose current assignments are directly involved in the policing activities covered in their segment of the Academy. Additionally, guest speakers from community agencies speak on certain topics.