Whitehall News

Whitehall becomes first Franklin County community to enter into Triad agreement


The city of Whitehall will become the first community in Franklin County to enter into a “Triad” agreement, a multi-agency deal designed to protect and benefit the city’s senior citizens.

A ceremonial signing of the agreement was held Dec. 11 at the training room of the Whitehall Division of Police, 365 S. Yearling Road.

Whitehall administrators, the Whitehall Division of Police, the Whitehall Division of Fire, the Franklin County sheriff’s office and the Whitehall Senior Safety Council participated in the ceremony.

According to the website, nationaltriad.org, the National Association of Triads is a partnership of three organizations: law enforcement, older adults and community groups. Its purpose is to “promote older adult safety and to reduce the fear of crime that older adults often experience.”

According to the Ohio attorney general’s office website, the agency is partnering with the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ohio Crime Prevention Association, Ohio Department of Aging and the National Association of Triads in a statewide effort to create Triad groups in Ohio.

Read the full story in the Dec. 20 edition of ThisWeek Whitehall News.