WHAT IS TRIAD?
What is Triad?
Triad is the agreement of law enforcement agencies in a county (sheriff's office, police department, etc.) and older or retired persons in the community to work together.
Triad is the concept of cooperation to reduce the criminal victimization of the elderly.
Triad is a partnership to address crime issues which affect older citizens--and the enhanced delivery of law enforcement services to these mature persons.
One person defined Triad as:
WHAT DO TRIADS DO?
1. Educate: Sponsor crime prevention and victim/witness programs for older persons.
2. Assist: Recruit and train volunteers to assist the police and sheriff's departments.
3. Emphasize: Staff reassurance programs for older persons to reduce the fear and provide moral support.
4. Communicate: Provide a forum for law enforcement and the community to share needs and concerns-and develop solutions.
5. Involve: Unite seniors, sheriffs, and local police to identify problem areas for seniors in the local community-to develop and implement community-wide solutions.
**The Kemper County TRIAD meets the first Wednesday of every month, during the months of September through May.