Cumberland County Sheriff's Department
|220 North Laurel Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
| (856) 453-1902
|Robert A. Austino, Vineland, Sheriff, Current term through December 2014
|Norm Franckle, Port Elizabeth, MRT, Undersheriff
|Dennis D'Agustine, Vineland, Undersheriff
|Beverly Zotter, Sheriff's Secretary Ext. 125
Triad is a crime prevention and safety
program for people over 55 aimed to teach older adults ways to prevent
becoming a victim of crime. Triad is more than a program; it seeks to
build partnerships between senior citizens and law enforcement.
Both groups benefit the community by sharing goals, desires,
information and resources on how seniors can avoid becoming victims of
crime and enhance the safety and quality of their lives.
The main purpose of the law enforcement involvement in Triad
is to advise the S.A.L.T. Council about the latest frauds and scams
being tried in the community, as well as any crime prevention tips they
may have to offer.
WHAT IS A SALT COUNCIL?
A SALT Council is a group of community
representatives—similar to a PTA—that meet and implement programs and
activities intended to make older adults in the community safer. SALT
stands for Seniors and Law Enforcement Together.
Each geographic locale can start its own SALT Council. For
instance, Downe Township can start a council, and Fairfield Township can
start a council. Larger areas such as Vineland can start councils in
Center City and East Vineland or wherever needed.
The SALT Councils give you a voice in what topics will be
discussed in your Triad meeting. You meet as often as you see fit, but
preferably monthly. You should establish your own method of doing
business (e.g. elect officers, have one spokesperson) and will meet
with a Sheriff’s Office representative at your monthly meetings and
prior to the beginning of the next Triad meeting.
Please consider organizing a SALT Council in your community
today. Complete the application to be a member of your SALT council and
a Sheriff’s Office representative will contact you.
See our calendar to see upcoming events