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A COMPENDIUM OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OLDER DRIVER PROGRAMS

 

 

 

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VIRGINIA


The Alexandria, Virginia Police Department provides access to its training facility for the AARP to conduct the Driver Safety Program class throughout the year. During each program, a representative from the department's traffic unit speaks to the class about local traffic concerns and allows for a question and answer session. Attendees have described the session as very popular and informative.

Officer Betty Sixsmith participated in the Alzheimer's Association video, "Safe Return and Law Enforcement, Saving Lives Together." Officer Sixsmith re-enacted a real life experience that she had with an Alzheimer's victim and how she safely returned the subject to a caregiver. The police department plans to use this video at 2003 roll call training to train officers on Alzheimer's disease and how to interact with the victims of the disease. In addition to this video, the Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate, WJLA Channel 7, filmed a documentary on Alzheimer's disease, which included driving with dementia. Officer Sixsmith and the police department provided commentary and assistance during this public service presentation.

Contact:

Sergeant Paul Story
Officer Betty Sixsmith
Alexandria Police Department
2003 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
Web site: http://ci.alexandria.va.us/police/
Phone: (703) 838-4241
Fax: (703) 838-4702
E-mail: paul.story@ci.alexandria.va.us

The Lynchburg Police Department sponsors two to three AARP Driver Safety Program classes yearly at its facility.