563-242-9211, Ext. 4433
Seniors vs Crime
What is “Seniors vs. Crime/Triad”?
The program started in September of 1994 and works out of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. Since its beginning many presentations have been given to senior groups and other local service organizations. In October of 1996, Attorney General Tom Miller signed the TRIAD agreement making Iowa the 45th State to do so. November, 1996 saw Clinton County become the 7th county in Iowa to sign a local agreement between the Camanche, Clinton, DeWitt Police Departments, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, and the local AARP chapter.
Why is Seniors vs. Crime Necessary?
Older Americans comprise the fastest growing segment of the population. The older population-persons 65 and older- number 37.3 million in 2006. That is 12 % of the population, about one in every 8 Americans. In Clinton County, out of approximately a 50,000 population, 8,000 of them are 65 and older. Iowa is 3rd in the nation with persons 85 and older and 4th with those 65 and older. The population of Iowans 80 and over is increasing more rapidly than any other age group.
MOST IMPORTANT IF YOU FEEL YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS FALLEN FOR A SCAM OF SOME TYPE, CALL OUR OFFICE AT 563-242-9211 EXT. 4433, OR EMAIL at [email protected]