Cop Talk - Three groups work to reduce crimeTRIAD is a partnership of three organizations whose purpose is to promote senior safety, reduce crime against the elderly as well as reduce the fear of crime that seniors may experience.
By: Alexandria Police Officer Jim Gripne, Alexandria Echo Press
TRIAD is a partnership of three organizations whose purpose is to promote senior safety, reduce crime against the elderly as well as reduce the fear of crime that seniors may experience. The three organizations or groups involved in TRIAD are law enforcement, senior citizens and other community groups. TRIAD is not an acronym, but is a group of three that work together.
This idea began in the 1980s and has grown across America. The goals of TRIAD are the same now as when this first began. In Alexandria and Douglas County, there is a TRIAD group working in this area to promote the ideas mentioned above.
The TRIAD group in the Alexandria and Douglas County area wants to provide the best services it can to the residents it wants to serve. One example of that happened earlier this year.
The local TRIAD group organized and hosted an event entitled “Living Life to the Fullest.” This was held at St. Mary’s Church in Alexandria. At the event, people in attendance were able to choose a variety of topics to learn about. These topics included routine traffic stop vs. use of force, gear used by law enforcement, scams, exercise, self-defense, wine making, as well as other topics.
There were also venders present that people could stop and talk with about products or services the venders provided that were of interest to those in attendance. This event was provided free of charge and the people who attended also received a free lunch.
This is one example of the programs that TRIAD wants to provide to reach the goals listed earlier in this article. TRIAD and its goals are truly a worthy cause and the group is interested in having more people help. If you are interested in helping out with our local TRIAD group, or have questions about TRIAD, please contact Mary Krueger from Douglas County Public Health at (320) 762-3047.
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