Senior Citizens Police Academy
In partnership with the DC Office on Aging, the Metropolitan Police Department established the Senior Citizen Police Academy. The inaugural class of the Senior Citizens Police Academy was created in June 2005 under the leadership of Chief Charles Ramsey. Since then, a class has been held each year. The purpose of the academy is to reach out to distinguished senior residents, who we believe can provide the District with a wealth of information and experience that can enrich and enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods around the city.
The series of classes and the academy are designed to provide our seniors with additional education about the internal operations of the criminal justice system. Classes focus on the following topics and areas on interests: the organizational structure of the Metropolitan Police Department and Citizen Advisory Council; the organizational structure of the DC Office on Aging; the process of the District of Columbia's Judicial System; Community Policing; Community Organizing; Community & Youth Outreach (Including volunteering); Homeland Security; Gun Laws; Financial Crimes, Fraud & Predatory Lending; Auto Theft & Crime Prevention; Homicides & Cold Cases; and much more.
At the end of the session, students will participate in a graduation ceremony and sign up for volunteer positions and/or community organizing around the city. The class is aimed at senior retirees who are looking to enrich their careers and embark upon the next journey in their lives.