The mission of Peoria County Triad is to reduce and prevent crime victimization of the elderly through education.
What is Triad?
Peoria County Triad is a senior safety organization that focuses on reducing crime victimization of seniors in our community. This is a combined effort between the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, Peoria Police Department, and other agencies in the community that work in senior services. Together, we assess the needs and concerns of the community and find ways to address those needs and ensure seniors' questions are answered. The areas of concern are safety related, including identity theft, scams, frauds, personal safety, home safety, and elder abuse issues, with the intent that all residents feel safer in Peoria County.
Triad is a national program that began in 1988 when the National Sheriff’s Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and AARP signed a cooperative effort to work together to reduce crime victimization and unwarranted fear of crime affecting older persons. The Illinois State Triad was formed in 1990 to guide a state-wide response to the critical issue of crimes against older persons. The Attorney General's Office prioritized the organization of Triads throughout the state. In 1998, Peoria County Triad was formed. Since then we have grown and continue to work very hard to serve the senior community in Peoria County.
What can we do for you?
If you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns about our upcoming events, a letter you have received in the mail, a call you have gotten, someone who has come to your door and made you feel uncomfortable, or if you believe something was not right about a situation, please do not hesitate to call.
Contact Aimee Shinall, Triad Treasurer for more information.