What is TRIAD?
Triad is a partnership of three organizations
- law enforcement, senior citizens, and community groups.
The sole purpose of Triad is to promote senior safety and to reduce the fear of crime that seniors often experience.
MN TRIAD can assist you in organizing your Triad program at the grass-roots level, provide ideas and programs to implement in your community, and training materials for your law enforcement, senior volunteers, and community groups.
Triad was first conceived at the genesis of the community policing movement in law enforcement in the 1980s.
In 1988, representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (now AARP), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) came together to attempt to define a way to help keep seniors safe from crime. The Triad model emerged from that effort.
Triad is not an acronym; it simply represents a group of three. Triad’s goal at its inception, as now, is to reduce crime against the elderly, and to reduce the fear of crime that seniors often experience.
Minnesota Counties Active in TRIAD
Minnesota is fortunate to have many counties active in TRIAD. The goal would be to have TRIAD in all 87 counties in Minnesota to provide for safer communities for our seniors throughout the whole state.