Triad is a national community policing initiative wherein law enforcement professionals, seniors, and community groups partner to meet the crime-safety needs of seniors.
Triad has two goals:
To reduce crimes against the elderly
To reduce the unwarranted fear of crime that seniors often experience
Triad is a concept of partnership. It is not an acronym; rather it represents a group of three: law enforcement, seniors or senior organizations, and community. The Triad agreement, or signing, is a conceptual agreement by community leaders to work together for, and with, seniors.
Triad in a community has many benefits, among them, it:
Opens communication between public safety personnel and the elderly
Allows seniors to voice their concerns about crime and safety
Provides an avenue for active senior volunteers to help others
Reduces senior isolation, a contributing factor to senior victimization
Strengthens the ties amongst community groups
Builds a sense of community
Expands law enforcement personnel capabilities within the community
Seniors & Law Enforcement Together
The Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) Council conducts organized programs and activities to meet its objectives. Some examples are:
Files of Life: Wherein magnetic refrigerator cards are distributed to the elderly that capture information for use in case of emergencies
Educational talks given to senior groups on crime prevention, scams, and schemes, or personal safety
Senior visitations or adopt-a-senior
Meetings are held at the Whitehall Senior Citizen’s Center, 4294 Etna Road at John Bishop Park. See the City community events calendar for the next meeting date and time.