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Greenbrier County Officers Take a Seminar on Elderly Abuse

LEWISBURG (WVVA)- Police officers from all over Greenbrier County met today for a seminar on how to handle elder abuse cases.

Officials say today was highly necessary stating that officers are having a hard time connecting with the victims.

They learned proper communication and how to get the elderly to open up about what they have been through.

Everyone participated in writing scenarios and answering questions.

The seminar was hosted by the Greenbrier County Committee on Aging and financed by a grant from the federal government.

Sergeant Vance from the Lewisburg Police Department says they now know to seek help from other municipal departments.

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