Innovative Ohio Program where Senior Citizens Join in Crime Fighting
Is this a good idea for Kalamazoo Senior Citizens and Portage Senior Citizens? Senior citizens in Fairfield County, OH are being asked to join law enforcement in a new program intended to prevent crimes against the elderly and help solve crimes quicker. Local police and the sheriff, elder-protection workers and senior citizens announced the Triad program . It is part of a nationwide effort to connect police departments and sheriff’s offices with the elderly in crime prevention and crime-solving. The idea is to get law enforcement and the elderly together regularly to discuss topics such as home-repair scams, telemarketer fraud and other financial exploitation, burglaries and elder abuse. “Money’s tight; Triad doesn’t cost anything,” said Dale Gillette, a retired Ross County deputy sheriff who helped organize the program there and now works as Triad coordinator for Attorney General Richard Cordray.“It is just bringing seniors and law enforcement together,” Gillette said. The program will advise the elderly on precautions to take. For example, Gillette said, an elderly homeowner should be suspicious if approached by strangers who offer to trim trees or pave the driveway. The homeowner should decline and call the local police or sheriff to report the solicitation. That way, authorities will know a possible scam artist is on the prowl, Gillette said. To read the rest of the story…..click this link Seniors to join in crime fighting.