St. Landry Parish officials holds Christmas TRIAD

TRIAD partnering law enforcement with senior citizens

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 6:42pm

St Landry parish officials held their Christmas TRIAD today at the Yambilee building in Opelousas. With speakers ranging from Sheriff Bobby Guidroz and Chief Perry Gallow to a performance by comedian Darryl Pellerin along with a cajun band, officials took the time to bring safety awarness to senior citizens accompanied by local entertainment.  St. Landry officials have been putting on TRIADs for 20 years, and put one on four times a year. The TRIAD pairs law enforcement with senior citizens.

"It's important to target our senior citizens because their our biggest victims.  We see senior citizens get involved in scams and they are losing thousands of dollars," says Captain Megan Vizena, St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department.

Captain Vizena says a lot of times this money is being wired out of the United States and it's very hard for law enforcement to get it back.  A big part of today's TRIAD was letting the senior citizens know about these scams so law enforcement can stop it early.  There were also guest speakers like Dr. Joseph Guillory and Attorney Al Boudreaux to give the senior citizens some medical and legal safety tips. 

The next TRIAD will be held in Arnouldville in March.

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