Law Enforcement and Senior Citizens
What is Triad?
Triad is the agreement between the law enforcement agencies in a county
(Sheriff's Office, Police Departments, etc.) and senior citizens or retired
persons in the Community to work together.
Triad is the concept of cooperation to reduce the criminal victimization of the
Triad is a joint approach to crime issues which affect senior citizens, and the
enhanced delivery of law enforcement services to these mature persons.
One senior defined Triad as
What do Triads Do?
: Sponsor crime Prevention programs for senior citizens.
: Recruit and train volunteers to assist the police and sheriff's
: Staff reassurance programs for senior citizens to reduce
fear and provide moral support.
: Provide a forum for law enforcement and the
community to share needs and concerns-and develop solutions.
: Unite seniors, sheriffs and local police to identify problems
areas for seniors in the local communty to develop and implement
Examples of programs include:
RUOK, a computerized telephone checks on seniors
Call out/home visits on seniors each week
Elder abuse prevention, recognition and inspections
Timely information of current fraud and scams
All programs are provided free of cost to persons 60 years of age or older.
For more information contact:
Mercer County Sheriff's Office at (309) 582-5194
Deputy Gary Lucas ME-15 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elderly Services Officer