Law Enforcement and Older Citizens Working Together
American Association Retired Persons
St. John Council on Aging
St. John Parish Sheriff Office
What is a Triad?
A local Triad consist of the sheriff and older or retired leaders in the community who agree to work together to reduce criminal victimization of the elderly.
Important to each Triad is an advisory council which serves as a sounding board, information channel and catalyst for renewing emphasis on reducing crimes against the elderly - together.
What do Triads do ?
- Educate: Sponsor crime prevention and victim/witness programs for older persons.
- Assist: Recruit and train volunteers to assist the police and sheriff's departments.
- Emphasize: Staff reassurance programs for older persons to reduce fear and provide moral support.
- Communicate: Provide a forum for law enforcement and the community to share needs and concerns -- and develop solutions.
- Involve: Bring seniors and law enforcement together to develop community-wide solutions.
What can Result ?
- Reduced criminal victimization of older persons.
- Improved quality of life for older residents of the community.
- Greater involvement of the community in implementing solutions.
- Focused attention to the crime-related needs and concerns of older persons.
- Enhanced delivery of law enforcement services to the elderly
Who makes up the S.A.L.T. Council?
- The Sheriff
- Representatives of AARP
- Representatives of Council on Aging
- The Business Community
- Civic Organizations
- Retired Professionals
What is the role of the S.A.L.T. Council?
The S.A.L.T. Council is designed to work both as a sounding board and a source of information to help law enforcement agencies address crime-related issues which impact the elderly. Council members recommend programs to assist seniors, including opportunities to involve volunteers in the achievement of Triad's objectives.
What are the goals/objectives of the S.A.L.T Council?
- Contact relevant organization, public and private, to identify those in need.
- Identify, through surveys and personal interviews, crime related perceptions of the elderly and their suggested solutions.
- Obtain current crime prevention programs from Triad and assist in problem-solving efforts.
- Serve as an ongoing body to Triad and assist in problem solving efforts.
- Design and/or revamp existing programs for acceptable solutions.
- Implement initiatives through Triad endeavors.
- Assist in monitoring and assessing the impact of Triad programs.
- Support training for law enforcement personnel to meet the special needs of the elderly.
- Recruit senior volunteers
- Ensure the continued flow of information between seniors and law enforcement.
For more information contact your Triad agencies.
A A R P
St. John Parish Sheriff
Community Relations Division - Ext 8744
St. John Council on Aging
Each Triad responds to the unique needs of its community and population.