Triad: A national community policing initiative wherein law enforcement professionals, seniors and community groups partner to meet the crime-safety needs of seniors. Download the Triad Senior Living Survey.

Mission Statement

The City of Brentwood Triad council is committed to improving the quality of life for the senior citizens of our community by enhancing their health, safety and security through communication, education and outreach.


Reduce crimes against the elderly and reduce the unwarranted fear of crime that seniors often experience.

Senior Facts & Why They Become Victims

About 31% of seniors (10.5 million) live alone. Persons 85 years and older are the fastest growing segment of seniors. Americans 65 years old and older are a fast growing demographic group. In 2011, the baby boom generation will begin to turn 65. By 2030, it is estimated that there will be 70.3 million seniors. This is equivalent to 1 in 5 Americans. Seniors will live longer. Eventual declines in cognitive and physical functions could make them more vulnerable to victimization.

Benefits of a Triad

  • Opens communication between public safety personnel, adult services and seniors
  • Allows seniors to voice their concerns about crime and safety
  • Provides an avenue for active senior volunteers to help others
  • Reduces senior isolation, a contributing factor to senior victimization
  • Strengthens the ties amongst community groups
  • Builds a sense of community
  • Expands law enforcement personnel capabilities within the community

Triad Council Members

  • Diane McLean – Summerset I
  • Jeanne Dean – Summerset II
  • Virginia Fahimi – Summerset III
  • Jennifer Gomes – Summerset III
  • Frances Thompson - Summerset III
  • Shirley Krouse - Summerset IV
  • Carol Dowell - Cortona
  • Matthew Hart - Matthew Hart Law
  • Captain Douglas Silva – Brentwood PD

For questions regarding the TRIAD, contact Captain Douglas Silva at (925) 809-7712.

PD News & Events

Preparing for Disasters for People with Special Needs 
Emergencies can happen at a moment's notice.  Mobility problems and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complication.  It is important to plan ahead so you are better prepared for any urgent situation.  The booklet Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and keeping your plans up to date.  These tips provide people with disabilities and their caregivers with guidance in managing communications, equipment, pets, and home hazards.

Senior Resource Fair: 

Disaster Preparedness:

Public Health and Safety Resources:

Identity Theft and Financial Protection:‚Äč

    Currently this council is in effect in Alameda County and San Francisco. The Identity Theft Council is a unique partnership between law enforcement, the business community, and local volunteers to provide local and in-person support to victims of identity theft. The council provides identity theft victims with greater long term support and recovery assistance in their local community and at the same time helping to reduce the incidence of identity theft by improving local awareness and education.
    Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN) in San Francisco is an award-winning nonprofit organization that offers community education events and training for financial professionals; also works directly with elders to empower them to avoid financial exploitation.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness