TRIAD: Seniors Program

triadWhat is TRIAD?

Centre County TRIAD is a partnership among the sheriff, senior citizens, and law enforcement agencies in the county. The National TRIAD initiative was formed in 1988 by the National Sheriff's Association, AARP, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. TRIAD's purpose is to reduce the criminal victimization of the elderly and enhance the quality of life for older community members through education, advocacy, and action.


TRIAD's goals are to identify the concerns of seniors in the community, reduce the fear of crime and victimization, heighten the awareness of law enforcement to the needs and concerns of seniors, and develop and implement solutions to problems.

The TRIAD cooperative agreement was signed in January 1997 at the Centre County Court House by the chiefs of police, the sheriff, the district attorney, the president judge, and representatives of the Office of Aging, RSVP, and AARP. Additional agencies, businesses, and individuals are also involved in TRIAD.

TRIAD activities and programs are directed by the S.A.L.T. Council, a governing body of Seniors And Law Enforcement Together. The S.A.L.T. Council holds monthly meetings for TRIAD that are open to the public. All are encouraged to attend.

Find Out More
If you would like more information about TRIAD, or would like to become a member, please contact the State College Police Department's Community Relations/Crime Prevention Section at (814) 234-7150 or email

Was this page helpful for you? Yes No