Triad of Seniors
Triad for Seniors What is Triad?
A Triad consists of a three-way effort among the Sheriff, Police Chiefs and senior leadership in a county. In Marquette County the Michigan State Police also play an active role. These groups have agreed to work together to reduce the criminal victimization of seniors and enhance the delivery of law enforcement services. Triad provides an opportunity for the exchange of information between law enforcement and senior citizens. It focuses on reducing unwarranted fear of crime and improving the quality of life for seniors. Triad is tailored to meet the needs of our county and is governed by a senior advisory council.
Why is Triad Necessary?
Seniors comprise the most rapidly growing segment of the population. Increased life expectancy is leading to new issues and problems for the criminal justice system as most communities experience a dramatic increase in the number of older persons and their special needs. How did Triad Get Started? A cooperative agreement was signed nationally in 1988. In Marquette County, an agreement was signed in April of 1998. The participating agencies agreed that police departments, senior leaders and those who work with them could devise better ways to reduce crimes against the elderly and enhance services. After less than a year in existence Marquette County Triad received the 1998 Group Excellence Award from the Volunteer Coordinators of Marquette County.
What is Triad Doing?
The focus of any Triad is determined by assessing the needs of the community. Marquette County Triad leaders have developed a Senior Safety Survey to find out what areas need to be addressed. Marquette County Triad also promoted:
If you or your group would like to work with the Marquette County Triad, call RSVP at 226-4180