Metropolitan Police Department's Newest Recruits: Senior Citizens

In D.C., the Metropolitan Police Department’s newest recruits bring a lifetime of experience to the job.

An officer sings the Star Spangled Banner as police chief Cathy Lanier swears in a new crop of officers. But these graduates are a bit different from the typical class of cadets.

They’re members of the Senior Citizens Police Academy, a program that teaches retirees about the department. Assistant Chief Diane Groomes says the new graduates will act as ambassadors to their communities.

Jessica Gould reports …

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