Precautions for Safer Seniors - Get Involved
By National Crime Prevention Council
Monday, March 17, 2008; 7:00 pm
|Precautions for Safer Seniors|
Get Involved in the Community
- Report any crime or suspicous activities to law enforcement.
- Join a Neighborhood Watch to look out for each other and help the police.
- Work to change conditions that hurt your neighborhood. Volunteer as a citizen patroller, tutor for children, office aide in the police or fire department, mentor for teens, escort for individuals with disabilites.
- Does your community have a Triad program? It's sponsored on a national level by the American Association of Retired Persons, (AARP) the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the National Sheriffs' offices' Association (NSA). Traid promotes partnerships between senior citizens and the law enforcement community, both to prevent crime against the elderly and to help law enforcement benefit from the talents of older people. If you're interested, contact your chief of police, sheriff , or AARP chapter or call Triad at NSA, 703-836-7827.
Take a Bite Out of CRIME
Crime prevention tips from:
National Crime Prevention Council
1000 Connecticut Ave. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute
The National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign, sponsored by the Crime Prevention Coalition of America, is substanially funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice.