Did you know that the EPPD has an officer who works full-time as a liaison to senior citizens in our community? Officer Elizabeth Stroner has worked as an EPPD officer since 2003 and has served as the department’s senior liaison officer since 2004.
Officer Stroner provides outreach to senior residents in a number of ways including monthly coffees with five different senior living residences, bi-monthly Coffee with the Cops programs at the Eden Prairie Senior Center, organizing members of the EPPD to provide Meals on Wheels to housebound seniors every five weeks and organizing events throughout the year including judging cookie and bar baking contests.
One of the highlights of the senior programming year is the Senior Citizens Academy which takes place in the summer and just wrapped up today. The Academy is a six-week overview of the EPPD with each class highlighting a different aspect of the department including traffic enforcement, DWI, investigations, use of force, SWAT and K9.
Today the 18 students in the Academy took part in a graduation ceremony. The Senior Citizens Academy will be offered again next summer.
For more information on senior services and programming please contact Officer Stroner at 952-949-6200.