The TRIAD Program is a joint three-way partnership between the Sheriff’s Office, local Police Departments, and Council on Aging. Their goal is to increase safety for seniors through education and crime prevention. TRIAD looks to reduce criminal activity targeted at older Americans, alleviate seniors’ fear of victimization, build their confidence, and to enhance delivery of law enforcement services.
TRIAD is implemented by a S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together). The council is typically made up of seniors, police, Sheriff, and the DA, as well as a Council on Aging Director, and protective service personnel representatives.
Empower: Give seniors leadership on the S.A.L.T. Council to determine its direction.
Educate: Gather information on criminal activity and sponsor crime prevention workshops and other programs.
Reach Out: Reduce fear and increase peace of mind for senior who live alone through home visits by law enforcement officers.
Forge Links: Provide a forum to discuss crime-related needs and concerns of seniors, identify problem areas, and develop and implement community wide solutions.
Seniors can gain from regular contact with police officers, direct involvement in crime prevention strategies, and awareness of available services.
Law Enforcement gain from more contact with seniors, better awareness of seniors’ crime-related needs and concerns of seniors, identify problem areas, and develop and implement community wide solutions.
Human Service Providers gain from improved distribution of services, more cooperation with other providers, and better understanding of law enforcement and the challenges they face.
TRIAD Local Initiatives:
House Numbering Program
IRIS Eye Scan
911 Cell Phone Bank
File of Life
Beacon of Light