Local TRIADs, found throughout Illinois, consist of law enforcement officials such as county sheriffs and municipal chiefs of police, as well as senior community advocates and other community activists. Each TRIAD also consists of an advisory council, which helps to determine the needs and concerns of older citizens and suggest further initiatives. TRIAD activities help implement crime prevention, education and volunteer programs for older citizens. One of TRIAD’s most notable outgrowths is the Elderly Service Officers program.

TRIAD began as a national initiative sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Sheriff’s Association. TRIADs have been developed in communities throughout Illinois and the nation to promote crime prevention for older citizens.

TRIAD Community Partners

Sycamore Police Department
DeKalb Police Department
City of DeKalb
DeKalb Township
Elder Care Services
Prairie State Legal Services
Family Service Agency
DeKalb County Housing Authority
First National Bank of Omaha
Northwestern Medicine Advanced Care Planning
Barb City Manor
Northern Illinois Hospice
Heartland Hospice & Palliative Care
Compass Hospice Care
Heritage Woods of DeKalb
Bethany Rehabilitation
Willow Crest
Aperion Care
Comfort Keepers
Home for Life Advantage
Westminster Presbyterian Church