Triad was established in 1988 when three national organizations agreed that the elderly could better be protected by cooperative efforts. The relationship was cemented when the organizations - the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) - signed a cooperative agreement. The goal of Triad is to reduce the fear of crime and victimization among seniors by increasing awareness of scams and frauds targeting them, strengthening communication between the law enforcement and senior communities, and educating seniors on local and state resources that are available in their community. This goal is accomplished through speaking engagements, community collaborations, targeted trainings for seniors and law enforcement practitioners, and by providing a support mechanism to and current local Triad groups. Each local TRIAD is tailored to meet the needs of its community and is an integral part of community policing. Through TRIAD seniors can obtain cell phones for emergency use, home smoke detectors, and emergency beacons.
Battlefield/Piedmont Regional TRIAD
The Battlefield/Piedmont Regional TRIAD was founded in May 2003 by the Orange County TRIAD. It’s a regional TRIAD consisting of near-by law enforcement agencies. Currently, the following jurisdictions participate in the Battlefield/Piedmont Regional TRIAD: Culpeper County, Fauquier County, Green County, Madison County, Orange County, Rappahannock County, the City of Charlottesville, Town of Orange, Town of Gordonsville, and the Town of Culpeper.
The mission of the Battlefield/Piedmont Regional TRIAD is to develop and implement policies, to coordinate programs for the purpose of reducing the criminal victimization of senior citizens, to address quality of life issues, and to enhance the delivery of law enforcement and resource provider services to senior Virginians in the corresponding jurisdictions.