TRIAD is a crime prevention program for seniors. It is a cooperative effort of law enforcement agencies (police/fire/sheriff), senior citizens, and senior organizations, focused on reducing crimes against our most vulnerable citizens: our seniors. The goal of TRIAD is to reduce the fear of crime and victimization among seniors by increasing awareness of scams and frauds targeting them, strengthening communication between the law enforcement and senior communities, and educating seniors on local and state resources that are available in their community. There are currently 226 counties, cities, and towns that participate in TRIAD.
- File of Life: This is a form you fill out with information about yourself, such as what medications you use, what allergies you have, and who to contact in case of an emergency
- Adopt-A Senior: A progarm where one or more people agree to look out for you
- Seminars and Workshops
- Yellow Dot Program: If you carry a "File for Life", a yellow dot on your car windshield behind the rear view mirror or back glass will tell Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) to look for your "File for Life"
- Senior Days and Senior Conferences
- Resource Manuals
- Project Lifesaver: This is a tracking bracelet for seniors with cognitive impairments which helps law enforcement locate them should they wander
- Senior Citizen Police Academies: Programs offered by law enforcement that teach you how to prevent crimes against you and others
- Legal Assistance - referrals to legal services or local commonwealth's attorneys under certain circumstances
- Consumer Fraud Information
There is no cost for most programs offered through TRIAD. Contact your local police or sheriff's office for more information on what programs are offered locally.
Contact your local sheriff's office to find out if there is a TRIAD program where you live.
- The TRIAD Program Website
- To E-mail TRIAD at the Office of the Attorney General: email@example.com
- Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation