The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office is bringing in a program meant to keep seniors safe.
Sheriff Brett Mason said it’s been around nationwide and in some Minnesota communities since the early 80s and, “Le Sueur County TRIAD is a partner of law enforcement, senior citizens, and, ultimately the entire community. The goal is to try to reduce the crime against the elderly and actually reduce the fear of crime that seniors often experience.”TRIAD meetings will be tailored to address the things that are concerning the elderly, and Mason said each gathering will include a speaker or presentation to educate the elderly on law enforcement involvement and the current threats within our communities. For example, “We have a number of scams that occur over the telephone these days and a lot of seniors are getting taken advantage of.”
Mason believes that face-to-face interaction will be more beneficial than simply issuing crime alerts and added, “This is just a way that the sheriff’s office feels that we can reach out to the community, meet with them directly, have a presentation every-other month, and get to know them a little better as well.”
The first TRIAD meeting will be held at the Little Dandy in Le Center at 10:30am on May 8th, with a small luncheon to follow.