Thursday, April 2, 2009

Police Officer Training

As cases of abuse and exploitation against elderly residents continue to increase, Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell hopes further police training can help.

About 40 police officers from departments throughout the county will take part in a school sponsored by the Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Team.

Pickell: "The training is to provide information and strategies to more effectively identify elder abuse."

In the first two months of this year, Pickell said there were 27 felony warrants against people for elder abuse.

In two recent cases in the same Flint Township neighborhood, two men were charged with neglecting the elderly women in their care.

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Training to help police identify elder abuse


Anonymous said...

Any training that helps expose elder abuse and reiterate the need to be on constant vigil is good.

StandUp said...

Elder abuse will continue to rise as the economy recovers. When things get rough, the predators prey on the vulnerable.

Betty said...

This is good - I just wish they'd talk about guardianship abuse as part of the training.

we the people said...

Predators who prey on the vulnerable and elderly are: