|Course Description:||Florida has many statutory provisions that directly relate to elderly adults within our state. This course will provide training designed to increase understanding of the laws as they have been written to protect Florida’s elderly population. At the completion of instruction, participants should be able to identify elder issues that currently exist within our communities and recognize specific crimes and the impact of those crimes on the elderly populations. The participants will become familiar with criminal justice and social service resources available to enhance law enforcement’s response to crimes against the elderly.
A strong effort has been made to ensure that each participant understands common perceptions associated with the aging process and develop the ability to recognize accurate aging process issues. Crimes associated with the aging process inclusive of abuse, neglect and exploitation, issues relating to the treatment of the victim, and recognition and investigation of crimes against the elderly are covered as well. This course is approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as an “advanced course” and is a salary incentive course for law enforcement officers who successfully complete an exam and meet the attendance requirements.
*This course is one of three courses necessary for the Florida Elder Crime Practitioner designation.
****THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED****