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Seniors and Law Enforcement Together. (S.A.L.T.)

Texas S.A.L.T. Meeting Locations

The S.A.L.T. Council was formed in 1996 as part of the national organization known as TRIAD. The TRIAD consists of police departments, sheriff's offices and representatives of senior citizen groups within a county. Council is the advisory arm of the TRIAD.Crime and the Elderly (SALT)

S.A.L.T. members meet monthly to discuss law enforcement issues of interest to the senior community. Members accompanied by a police officer also make presentations to senior citizen groups about crime prevention and how to obtain further information.

An important component is educating seniors about elderly fraud, scams and other illegal schemes directed at this often vulnerable segment of our population. A community liaison is a member of the S.A.L.T. Council and provides support and information to the Council as well as participating in scheduled activities. If you know of other S.A.L.T. Councils not listed below, please email us!

Bandera County

Bandera County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 607
Bandera, Texas 78003
(830) 796-3771

Sheriff James MacMillan heads up the Triad program, a liaison between law enforcement and senior citizens. TRIAD identifies issues affecting seniors and develops programs to address those needs.

Burleson County

Meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at the Caldwell Senior Citizen's Center, 210 W. Buck St, at 2:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. This organization offers programs benefiting citizens in Burleson County.

These services include:
Are You O.K.? A free daily telephone  computerized reassurance program.
CRITICAL ALERT: Telephone warning call alerting the elderly, disabled latch-key children or merchants of servere weather changes and other safety information in the county. To enroll or attain additional information contact:
Caldwell Area: Allan Edworthy - 979-272-1410 or Caldwell Senior Citizen's Center: 567-4759
Deanville Area: Randie Cook 979-535-4022
Somerville Area: Senior Citizen's Center 979-596-1822 or Barbara Pederson at 979-596-2525
FREE Gas and Smoke Alarms: TRIAD/S.A.L.T. member will install. Available to Elderly or Disabled qualified persons who have homes with natural gas or butane to operate hot water heater. Alarms designed to detect and warn occupants of dangerous gas leaks or fires. For information and applications, call:
Caldwell Area:
 567-4343 or 567-4455 or  567-7570 or 272-1410. Deanville Area: 979-535-4022. Somerville Area: 596-1633 or 596-2525 or   596-5226 or 596-1333

Burnet County


Triad of Burnet County TX

Welcome to Triad of Burnet County.

TRIAD is an advisory council of Law Enforcement leaders and citizens serving as an information channel and catalyst for renewing emphasis on reducing crimes against the elderly.

The purpose of TRIAD is to:

Educate: Sponsor crime prevention and victim/witness programs for older persons.  

Assist:  Recruit and train volunteers to assist the police and sheriff's departments

Email:  triadofburnetcounty@gmail.com 
Website:  
https://sites.google.com/site/triadofburnetcounty/

Meetings are 10:00 on 1st Mondays of each month at the Burnet County Sheriff's Office Conference Room.  The public is invited to attend.

Collin County

Triad is an inter-agency agreement between Collin County Sheriff, the Chiefs of Police, AARP and older/retired leadership in the county who have agreed to work together to reduce the criminal victimization of seniors and to enhance law enforcement for older citizens. Public invited to participate. PH: 972-547-5167

Comal County

The Triad/SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) meets at 9:30 a.m. third Fridays at the Comal County Sheriff's Office. All persons interested in obtaining information and discussing means of preventing scams, fraud, and abuse of seniors are invited to join the group. There are no dues, fees, or charges of any kind.

Cooke County

Program is coordinated through the Area Agency on Aging and Disability Services of Texoma in conjunction with all the law enforcement agencies in Cooke County.  Meeting is held quarterly on the 3rd Thursday of February, May, August, and November.  Programs include:  
Telepal Reassurance
:  Volunteer callers call daily to confirm well-being of shut-ins.  
Outreach to Seniors and Disabled Victims of Crime:  Program staff contact victims of crime to provide assistance with filing for crime victims compensation and screening for all benefits available. 
Pro-bono/Reduced Fee Legal Program:  Volunteer attorneys provide legal assistance to eligible seniors and people with disabilities on a sliding scale.
Texoma Money Management & Guardianship Program:  Money management services are provided to individuals that are in danger of losing their independence because of their inability to manage their finances or their vulnerability to exploitation.  Guardianship services are provided to incapacitated individuals that have no family or friends willing or suitable to function in that capacity.
Contact Benelle Fitts at 940-668-1858 for more information.

Dallas County

Dallas County SALT Council is supported by the Dallas Area Agency on Aging, AARP, Dallas County District Attorney's Office, and The Senior News Source. The key contact is Paul Zobisch, Publisher/Editor, The Senior News Source. Tel: 972-248-2573.

Denton County

The Triad solution: alone no more! 
One of the main reasons that seniors may be vulnerable is that they are isolated within the community. Lines of communication bread down. Contact with others, including law enforcement officials, may be infrequent. The Triad approach seeks to address and resolve this situation.

Fannin County

Program is coordinated through the Area Agency on Aging and Disability Services of Texoma in conjunction with all the law enforcement agencies in Fannin County.  Meeting is held quarterly on the 3rd Friday of January, April, July, and October.  Programs include:  
Telepal Reassurance
:  Volunteer callers call daily to confirm well-being of shut-ins.  
Outreach to Seniors and Disabled Victims of Crime:  Program staff contact victims of crime to provide assistance with filing for crime victims compensation and screening for all benefits available. 
Pro-bono/Reduced Fee Legal Program:  Volunteer attorneys provide legal assistance to eligible seniors and people with disabilities on a sliding scale.
Texoma Money Management & Guardianship Program:  Money management services are provided to individuals that are in danger of losing their independence because of their inability to manage their finances or their vulnerability to exploitation.  Guardianship services are provided to incapacitated individuals that have no family or friends willing or suitable to function in that capacity.
Contact Stella Chennault at 903-583-5535 ext 30 for more information.

Grayson County

Program is coordinated through the Area Agency on Aging and Disability Services of Texoma in conjunction with all the law enforcement agencies in Grayson County.  Meeting is held quarterly on the 3rd Thursday of March, June, September, and December.  Programs include: 
Telepal Reassurance
:  Volunteer callers call daily to confirm well-being of shut-ins.  
Outreach to Seniors and Disabled Victims of Crime:  Program staff contact victims of crime to provide assistance with filing for crime victims compensation and screening for all benefits available. 
Pro-bono/Reduced Fee Legal Program:  Volunteer attorneys provide legal assistance to eligible seniors and people with disabilities on a sliding scale.
Texoma Money Management & Guardianship Program:  Money management services are provided to individuals that are in danger of losing their independence because of their inability to manage their finances or their vulnerability to exploitation.  Guardianship services are provided to incapacitated individuals that have no family or friends willing or suitable to function in that capacity.
Contact Donna Baugh at 903-813-3503 for more information.

Hays County

The Hays County Triad/S.A.L.T. Council, comprised of Senior Citizens representing all areas of county, work with the Crime Prevention unit to reduce the victimization of Hays County Seniors as well as the rest of the population.. Works  with Hays County Sheriff Don Montague's Crime Prevention

UnitFor More Information CALL  (512) 393-7373

Hidalgo County

Deputy Richard Mackintosh 
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office
 
P.O. Box 1228
 
Edinburg, TX 78540
 
Phone: (956) 383-8114
E-mail:
 HidalgoSheriff@aol.com  

The Hidalgo County, Texas Sheriff's Office participates in the Hidalgo County TRIAD, which is group of community leaders, law enforcement agencies, state and federal agencies, health care professionals, and others dedicated to protecting senior citizens.

Kerr County

KERRVILLE  

Council meets the last Friday of each month at 9:00 AM in the 2nd Floor Training/Conference Room | Kerrville Police Department | 429 Sidney Baker, Kerrville, TX 78028.  This meeting is open to the public.
 
Mailing Address: 
Kerrville TRIAD
P.O. Box 293332
Kerrville, TX 78029-3332
TRIAD Chairman Phone: (830)895-3107
Email:  
triadkc@omniglobal.net
Website:  www.kctriad.freewebspace.com
 

Medina County

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRIAD OR HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER, contact the Medina County Sheriff's Office, 801 Ave Y, Hondo, Texas 78861- (830) 741-6150

Tarrant County

S.A.L.T. Council of Tarrant County meets every month on the first Tuesday at 2pm. Locations vary month to month. SALT is an acronym for Seniors And Law enforcement Together. Seniors and local police working together to prevent Seniors from becoming crime victims.Contact Officer Hudgins (see below) to get on the mailing list.

Contact Officer Hudgins at:  
Colleyville Police Department
P.O. Box 185/5201 Bransford Road
Colleyville, Texas 76034
817-281-5007
817-428-8214 (FAX)
Email: 
billhudg@flash.net

 

 

Taylor County

ABILENE 
For More Information, contact: 
Abilene Police Department - Crime Prevention Unit
www.abilenepolice.com/commser/TRIAD~SALT.htm

Travis County

Austin Police Department - The S.A.L.T. Council was formed in 1996 as part of the national organization known as TRIAD. The TRIAD consists of police departments, sheriff's offices and representatives of senior citizen groups within a county. The Travis County S.A.L.T. Council is the advisory arm of the TRIAD. S.A.L.T. members meet monthly to discuss law enforcement issues of interest to the senior community.

Members accompanied by a police officer also make presentations to senior citizen groups about crime prevention and how to obtain further information. An important component is educating seniors about scams and other illegal schemes directed at this often vulnerable segment of our population. A community liaison is a member of the S.A.L.T. Council and provides support and information to the Council as well as participating in scheduled activities. For more information about S.A.L.T. or to schedule a presentation, please contact Rosie Salinas by phone 512-974-4736 or go to: https://austintexas.gov/email/rosiesalinas

Williamson County


Seniors and Law Enforcement Together - Williamson County TX

S.A.L.T. (Seniors And Law Enforcement Together) is a cooperative effort of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, the Cedar Park Police Department, the Leander Police Department, Williamson County Pct. 2 Constables Office, and the senior citizens of our community.

The purpose of S.A.L.T. as an organization is to decrease crime and the "fear" of crime in order to raise livability for our seniors; to increase and improve senior crime prevention and education; to improve local law enforcement's knowledge of the crime prevention needs of seniors; identify the concerns of local senior citizens; to improve senior victim assistance; and, to involve senior citizens in crime prevention and the educational efforts of S.A.L.T. in an effort to raise awareness of the community of these special issues.

The S.A.L.T. group meets monthly to discuss specific issues seniors have identified or crimes that local law enforcement have identified that target or involve seniors. Special presentations are arranged each month that address these areas of concern or inform the group of services that address the special needs of seniors.

If you are interested in attending a meeting or participating and working with your local law enforcement, please contact Norma Goodman at 512-260-1496, or by e-mail at nmg19@att.net for more information or meeting times.

For more information, you can also contact our Community Services Officer at 512-528-2821


ROUND ROCK 
Monthly S.A.L.T. Meeting: First Thursday of the month @ 10:00 a.m.
Location: Trinity Place Apartments, 1203 Cushing Dr, Round Rock TX
Contact: Stan Simpson - Office phone: (512) 218-5520
E-mail: 
ssimpson@roundrocktexas.gov
Presented By: Members of SALT 
Purpose: To provide information to senior citizens. TRIAD is a cooperative effort of the National Sheriffs' Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP). On the local level, TRIAD unites seniors with police and sheriff departments. Each local TRIAD is guided by a volunteer council called SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together). The SALT Council decides what services or programs the TRIAD will offer, recruits volunteers and oversees the results. The TRIAD program is flexible, adaptable, low-cost and simple'but very effective.

GEORGETOWN 
Are You OK? - Williamson County, with the City of Georgetown, also offers another free program to serve homebound and senior citizens,Are you OK? Once you have registered, you choose a specific time of day to receive a daily computerized call. If you are ever unable to answer the phone, the computer sounds an alert and someone will come to check on you.

All elderly and homebound people living alone in Williamson County are eligible to participate. There is no cost to the participant. Applications are available at the Georgetown Police Dept., the Sheriff's Dept., or any EMS station. You can also call 943-1300 or 352-7462 for an application or more information.

Additional Texas Senior Fraud Resources:

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.)
Texas Attorney General - Offers That Target Seniors

 

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