The council’s purpose is to educate and protect seniors by creating a community response to a growing problem in America: crime against seniors. The council comprises the triad of law enforcement, community groups and senior citizens. The council created and distributed a survey to seniors in Brentwood in order to identify programs that meet their needs. The survey was also available online at the Brentwood Police Department’s website.
Results of the surveys have led to the scheduling of several crime-prevention and seminars in senior communities throughout the city. The following is a tentative schedule of planned seminars:
• June 15 at 2 p.m. in Cortona Park.
• July 21 in Summerset IV.
• Sept. 8 in Summerset I.
The seminars will explore the threat of identity theft – what it is, how it occurs, how seniors can protect themselves against it (such as how to spot a “con”), and current trends in the crime of fraud.
The Triad Council maintains a link on the Brentwood Police Department’s website in the Community Outreach section. The link contains several valuable resources and a list of upcoming events.
For more information about the crime-prevention seminars, call Lt. Doug Silva at 925-809-7712.