Elder Affairs

People Standing Next to Easthampton Enrichment Center Council on Aging SignThe Easthampton Police Department is pleased to have created the position of elder affairs liaison. Detective Lieutenant Eric Alexander and Detective Matthew Rood are assigned elder affairs liaison officers for the City of Easthampton, and they undertake these roles as collateral assignments to their regular duties.

Purpose

The purpose of the elder affairs liaisons is to create a close bond between the police department and the senior citizens in our community.

Our liaison officers work in concert with the Easthampton Council on Aging and Hampshire/ Franklin TRIAD, and we encourage seniors in our community, and their families, to contact us with any questions or concerns that they may have.

Hampshire/Franklin TRIAD

Detective Alexander Sitting with Elderly WomanThe Hampshire/Franklin TRIAD program is a community policing initiative between seniors, law enforcement and service providers to increase safety through education and crime prevention. Its goals are:

  • To reduce criminal activity which targets older Americans
  • To alleviate seniors' fears of victimization, build confidence and improve the quality of life
  • To enhance delivery of law enforcement services to older persons

TRIAD is implemented by a SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council which may be composed of:

  • Seniors
  • Police, sheriff, and the district attorney
  • Protective service personnel

Further Information

For information on TRIAD, please contact the TRIAD Coordinator for the Northwestern District Attorney's Office at 413-586-9225. For more information, please visit the TRIAD page on their website. 

In any emergency, please call 911.