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HANOVER, Va. – The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its 11th annual Senior Citizens Police Academy. The Senior Citizens Police Academy will take place from April 12, 2018, through June 21, 2018. The academy will be held every Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Montpelier Community Center, 17203 Sycamore Tavern Lane. 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 or contact Deputy Jim McLaughlin at (804) 365-6110 for an application or additional information. Please note, the application needs to be notarized.


The deadline to apply is March 16, 2018.