Triad: A Concept in Action

Triad means a three-way commitment among the chiefs of police in a county, the sheriff, and older or retired leaders.  They agree to work together to reduce the criminal victimization of the elderly and enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to older persons.

A major purpose of a Triad is to develop, expand, and implement effective crime prevention and educational programs for older community members.  Activities center on both pre-victimization (preventive) and post-victimization (victim/witness assistance) aspects.

Triads work to improve the quality of life for seniors.  By providing an opportunity for the exchange of information between law enforcement and older persons.  Triad can also focus on reducing unwarranted fear of crime.

Click here for more information on TRIAD in your county or if you wish to start a TRIAD in your area.