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 width=Thursday marked the beginning of the 2nd Annual Senior Police Academy.

Christian County TRIAD, Taylorville Police Department, and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office have again teamed up to put on the academy to help educate and prepare seniors to be safer and less vulnerable from such things as fraud.

At Thursday’s first meeting, Brian Hile, assistant chief of police for the Taylorville Police Department, that in addition to being trained on how to be safer and identify scams, he reported that the Christian County Health Department will soon be having flu shot clinics.

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Hile added that next week’s class will be held at the Taylorville Fire Department.

Hile explains that the seniors will witness demonstrations from members of the Taylorville Fire Department.

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Former Taylorville Police Chief and current Taylorville mayor, Greg Brotherton, was also in attendance and expressed his gratitude for this year’s academy class.

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The academy is set to last eight weeks.

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