Triad is a three-way partnership between the Bristol County Sheriff's Office, your local police department and the senior citizens in your community.

The primary goal of triad is to reduce the criminal victimization of older citizens, enhance the delivery of law enforcement services, and to improve the quality of life for seniors. In Bristol County we currently have Triads in the cities and towns of Attleboro, Dartmouth, Easton, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Fall River and New Bedford. These Triads are tailored to meet the needs of each community and is guided by a Senior Advisory Council.

Taking part in a Triad is an excellent way for seniors to network and utilize the many resources available to them. This brochure describes some of the services provided to you by the Bristol County Sheriff's Office.


Here are some of the programs available through the Bristol Triad:

  PROJECT LIFESAVER Project Lifesaver relies on state-of-the-art technology and specially trained search and rescue teams to find lost elders. People who are part of the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized bracelet that emits a tracking signal. Recovery times average less than 30 minutes. Click here for more info.

  ARE YOU OK? A free computerized telephone reassurance program for older adults, disabled persons, and/or shut-ins who live in Bristol County who would like to be checked upon daily. Click here for more info.

  IRIS SCANNING A program designed to enroll, locate and positively identify missing seniors. Images of the eyes are created and uploaded to a computer database to assist law enforcement in the event of an emergency. Click here for more info.

  911 FLASHING LIGHT This is a special device that easily screws into an outside light socket which will cause the light to flash intermittently when the switch is pressed twice. It can be used to identify your residence more readily to emergency personnel, and to give your neighbors a visual signal that you are in need of emergency assistance.

  THE FILE OF LIFE The File of Life is a brief form summarizing an individual's medical condition and related information that would help paramedics and hospital personnel better serve the patient, particularly if the patient is unable to communicate. This information is inserted into a magnetized plastic folder and placed on the outside of the refrigerator.

  YELLOW ALERT The Yellow Alert Program is similar to the File of Life, in which a bright yellow dot is placed on the back car window to alert emergency responders that your medical information is on board. Should you become injured in an auto accident and you can not communicate, your yellow alert card will be available for emergency personnel.

  IS YOUR NUMBER UP? Your house number will be provided to you on a reflective plate. This reflective house number is bright and easy to read, especially in the dark, helping emergency personnel locate your home.

  CELL PHONE PROGRAM Through the Emergency 911 Cell Phone program, the sheriff's office will receive a 911 cell phone that has been tested and packaged with an extra battery and a charger to distribute to seniors free of charge. Click here for more info.

  WORKSHOPS/ACTIVITIES Triad sponsored activities include free seminars and workshops on avoiding identity theft and scams, Neighborhood Watch, home security inspections, coping with telephone solicitations and door to door salesmen. Social activities include summer cookouts, holiday gatherings, themed parties and dances.




Bristol County Sheriff's Office Address: 400 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747 Phone: 508.995.6400 Web: