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February 18, 2020

Triton College Seniors Training Academy Recruits (STARS) Program seeking volunteers

Senior volunteers will help police recruits refine interpersonal communication skills

The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Training Academy and Triton College’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) are looking for older adults to volunteer for STARS Interview Day, an instructional program for new police recruits. The interactive program helps the police academy recruits refine their interview and report-writing skills by practicing with the senior volunteers.

“The STARS Program is an excellent opportunity for seniors who would like to volunteer in their community. The Interview Day puts the police recruits in simulated real-life scenarios providing a training experience that better equips them for person-to-person interaction on their neighborhood beats,” said Kay Frey, RSVP director.

Volunteer training for the Seniors Training Academy Recruits for Success (STARS) Program is Wednesday, March 18, 10 a.m., in the R Building, Room R-221, on Triton College’s east campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove.

The STARS Interview Day will take place on Thursday, March 26, 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m., also in Room R-221. Refreshments will be served. Each participant will receive a certificate of appreciation upon completion of the STARS Interview Day.

For more information or to volunteer, call Triton’s RSVP Office at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3835, or email minervamclaren@triton.edu.