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Senior safety, sheriff holds classes to protect and inform

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Caddo Sheriff's Office wants to make sure the parish's senior citizens are educated to protect themselves. The office held a Senior Citizen's Academy Wednesday.

The program is open to seniors 55 and up. Today, they  learned things like how the sheriff's works, how to file an accident report, recent crime trends and how they can claim victims reparations. Seniors also learned what crimes are targeted towards them, like mail or phone scams and other forms of theft. Safety tips were given, too.

"Probably, your information needs to stay with you," Clara Crawford, a deputy, recommended. "If you want someone to have it, you go there. Do it face to face and not over the telephone just to ensure you know who you are talking to."

If you or a loved one are interested in attending the academy, Classes will be held again Thursday morning. Things will get started at 8:30 and last until noon at the Caddo Sheriff's Re-entry Facility, that's located next to the CCC.

Classes are free and lunch is provided. The next Senior Citizen's Academy will be held later in the fall.

 

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