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Des Plaines, Illinois, Senior Citizen Academy

Des Plaines, Illinois, is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 58,000 people. The senior citizen population is larger than that of school-age children. Senior citizens in the community were showing up in crime reports as victims. Senior Citizen Police Academy is a 10-week program to teach seniors about the most common and prevalent scams, personal safety, and the police department itself.

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