Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 30, 2013

Lake Tansi Senior Police Academy starts in February


CROSSVILLE — Lake Tansi residents will have the opportunity to participate in the next Senior Police Academy. The Fair Park Senior Center, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, and Lake Tansi Security have teamed up to bring an eight-week series of three-hour classes each Tuesday to introduce senior citizens to the world of law enforcement in Cumberland County.

The program is designed to inform citizens on the workings of the judicial system and how law enforcement officers keep their community safe. The program will give an overview of crime scene investigations, home invasion security, judicial system, search and seizures, criminal investigations, narcotics investigations, K-9 units, traffic enforcement, domestic violence, sexual assault, crime prevention, use of force, ID theft, defensive tactics, 911 operations, jail operations and more.

The sponsors for these special law enforcement classes will be the Cumberland County Bank and Cumberland Medical Center. Snacks will be provided for each session during breaks.

Individuals who are interested in understanding the internal workings of the judicial system should submit an application to the Fair Park Senior Center as soon as possible. Participants will be taken on a first come, first serve basis for the Feb. 5 class enrollment as spaces are limited. The class will run 1-4 p.m. each Tuesday. Applications will be available at the Fair Park Senior Center and the Lake Tansi POA. Applications should be turned in to Tina at the Fair Park Senior Center. Class size is limited. If you have questions about the classes please contact Tina at (931) 484-7416.

Sheriff Butch Burgess and Chief Investigator Casey Cox will be available to answer your questions about law enforcement issues in Cumberland County during the training.