Education, Awareness & Resources Available to Senior Citizens in Clark County

Triad is a program of the International Association of Police Chiefs and National Sheriffs Association joining local law enforcement, senior organizations, and seniors to work toward reducing criminal victimization and fear of crime affecting older adults.

Clark County Triad provides education, information, awareness, and resources to seniors in the Clark County. Triad meets the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. usually at the United Senior Services Center located at 125 W. Main St. Springfield, Ohio 45502

How Can Triad Help You

  • Triad can help you if someone tries to make you a victim.
  • Triad can help if you experience abuse or exploitation. Triad provides free emergency cell phones to anyone.
  • Triad partners with JAM (Justice Action Mercy) in a County-wide Crime Watch campaign using JAM Hot Spot Cards for anonymous reporting of crime and suspicious activities.

If you need answers, please contact us - we can help.

Barbara Rossler
Program Director
(937) 324-5705
Email Barbara Rossler

About the Triad Program

  • Educate - Sponsors crime prevention and victim/witness programs for older persons
  • Emphasize - Provides staff reassurance programs for older persons to reduce the fear and provide moral support
  • Communicate - Provides a forum for law enforcement, fire departments, and the community to share needs and concerns and develop solutions
  • Involve - Unites seniors, local police departments, and sheriff’s department to identify problem areas for seniors in the local community and to develop and implement community-wide solutions such as Crime Watch

Crime Prevention Tips

  • Take time to check out offers.
  • Hang up if pressured to buy things.
  • Don’t buy something just for the advertised free gift or grand prize.
  • Call the Ohio Attorney General’s Office or Better Business Bureau to check on a seller’s record.
  • Get detailed written estimates and references for home repairs.
  • Don’t give credit card, social security, or bank account numbers to anyone who calls you on the phone.
  • Be cautious of investing with an unknown caller who insists you make up your mind.
  • Contact the police immediately if the caller wants you to meet them somewhere with money.
  • Be cautious about allowing strangers into your home.
  • Keep home and car doors locked.
  • Notify your local police if you are going away for an extended period.
  • If in doubt about your safety, call the police, or sheriff, or 911.
  • For emergencies, dial 911.