History of TRIAD: 1988 – The AARP, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) signed an agreement to work together to reduce victimization and fear of crime affecting older persons.

1995 – TRIAD came to VA under Attorney General Gilmore

Winchester/Frederick County TRIAD: Official signing date: March 31, 2014.  VA Attorney General Mark Herring, Winchester Police Chief Kevin Sanzenbacher, Frederick County Sheriff Bob Williamson, Winchester City Sheriff Les Taylor, and TRIAD Chairwoman Rhoda Kriz all signed the TRIAD agreement.

What is TRIAD: TRIAD is a partnership consisting of the local sheriff and/or police chief, seniors, and senior service providers in a community who agree to work together to reduce criminal victimization of the elderly.

Agreement to work together to:

  • Reduce crime and victimization
  • Reduce the fear of crime
  • Improve the quality of life
  • Focus on senior issues
  • Improve delivery of law enforcement services

Why is TRIAD Necessary?

  • Consider an 81-year-old woman pushed to the ground as her purse was snatched at a shopping mall. What does she fear?
  • Consider the 67-year-old man who lost half of his life savings in a fraudulent stock transaction. What does he fear?
  • Consider an elderly widow who paid a $1,000 deposit to roofers who left and never returned to do the job. What does she fear?

Who’s Involved in the S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council?

  • Winchester City Sheriff’s Office
  • Frederick County Sheriff’s Office  
  • Winchester Police Department
  • Seniors’ Groups
  • AARP
  • Churches
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Senior Center/Nutrition Sites
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Advocates for Seniors/Other interested persons and volunteers

For More Information Contact: Sheriff Les R. Taylor at (540) 667-5770

Other Resources:

Facebook - Clarke, Frederick, Winchester TRIAD

National Association of Triads

Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging

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