TRIAD began in 1988 when AARP, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the National Sheriffs’ Association signed a cooperative agreement to work together to reduce both criminal victimization and unwarranted fear of crime affecting older persons. Today, TRIAD is active in 47 states, including Virginia, where 205 cities, counties, and towns have signed TRIAD agreements.
TRIAD is a partnership in the Charlottesville community involving the Sheriff's Offices, Police Departments, local citizens, and service providers to senior citizens that work together to make the community safer for the elderly. The Charlottesville TRIAD Cooperative agreement was signed and the program formally began on April 19, 2004.
The Charlottesville/Albemarle TRIAD has presented various programs to local seniors regarding home safety, shopping safety, frauds and scams – including those related to Medicaid, and emergency preparedness. The community is invited to join this important effort and the Sheriff appreciates receiving comments from seniors about ideas for TRIAD. For more information please contact the Sheriff’s Office through the programs link on the bottom of the main Sheriff’s page.
The Attorney General's Office for the Commonwealth of Virginia has more information concerning the TRIAD program on their website. Please click on the link below to access the TRIAD web page.