As part of the Elders and People with Disabilities Unit, the TRIAD program plays a major part in linking community partnerships.

TRIAD is a community policing initiative of seniors, law enforcement and service providers to increase safety through education and crime prevention. Its goals are:

  • To reduce criminal activity which targets older Americans
  • To alleviate seniors’ fears of victimization, build confidence and improve the quality of life
  • To enhance delivery of law enforcement services to older persons

 TRIAD is implemented by a S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council which may be composed of:

  • Seniors
  • Police, sheriff, and the district attorney
  • Protective service personnel

The TRIAD is anchored by our Northwestern District's three top law enforcement officials: Hampshire County Sheriff Patrick Cahillane, Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan and District Attorney David. E. Sullivan.

For information on TRIAD in your community, or how to begin one, please contact (413) 586-9225