Fairfield County program links elderly to law enforcement
Friday, September 10, 2010 02:52 AM
By Mary Beth Lane
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
LANCASTER, Ohio — Senior citizens in Fairfield County 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 yesterday.
It is part of a nationwide effort to connect police departments and sheriff’s offices with the elderly in crime prevention and crime-solving.
Licking and Ross counties have Triad programs; Knox and Pickaway counties are discussing joining them.
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.