Seniors & Law Enforcement Together (SALT)

Learn about the TRIAD, File of Life, and Senior Day Out programs. Two of the most successful programs are the File of Life and Senior Day Out.

90th Senior Day Out - seniors seated

TRIAD Program

TRIAD is a three-way commitment involving law enforcement agencies, older citizens and community agencies that serve the older population. TRIAD works to improve the quality of life for senior citizens by providing an opportunity for the exchange of information between law enforcement and older persons. They have agreed to work together to reduce the criminal victimization of the elderly and enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to older persons. TRIAD can also reduce unwarranted fear of crime.

Advisory Council

Sherburne County TRIAD has been working, through an advisory council called SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) for twenty years.

Sheriff and senior citizen at TRIAD Event


The membership is made up of senior leaders and representatives from:

  • Elk River Senior Center
  • Elk River, Becker and Big Lake Police Departments
  • Guardian Angels Care Center
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
  • Sherburne County Senior Advocate
  • Sherburne County Sheriff's Office and Attorney’s Office

Identifying Needs & Concerns

Working together, the SALT council has tried to identify the needs of our senior community and develop programs to address those concerns.

File of Life Form

File of Life

File of Life is a way to get medical information to emergency personnel by way of a refrigerator magnet. A decal on the front door alerts emergency personnel to look for the magnet, which holds a card with potentially life-saving information. File of Life and Medical Information for First Responders. Call 763-765-3500 to learn how to get one.

Senior Day Out

Event Schedule

The 22nd Annual Senior Day Out is on May 16th, 2018. Other details:
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Friendly Buffalo in Big Lake
16722 198th Avenue
Big Lake, MN 55309

Senior Day Out - speaker at podium and senior attendees

Caption: Senior Day Out participants learn Use of Force options a deputy may have during an incident. The use of the taser gun is highlighted here.

Speech Topics

Senior Day Out is held each spring and speakers present a wide range of topics of interest to seniors age 55 and older - from legal issues to demonstrations on enforcement techniques.

This year's topics include:

  • Situational Awareness in Emergencies
    By Steve Doran, Commander, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Scams, Scams, and More Scams: Do they ever end?
    By Matt Wernz, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Midwest Region
  • Introduction to Permit to Carry: What is this law and how does it affect me?
    By Joel Brott, Sheriff, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office
  • Financial Decisions: So many products and pitches - what information do you trust?
    • Long Term Care Coverage by Leslie Martens, Newman Long Term Care
    • Reverse Mortgages by Bob Streitz and Mike Kraus, Mortgages Unlimited
    • Steps to Protect your Financial Well-Being by Dave Jackson, Thrivent Financial
  • Updates from the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office and Becker, Big Lake, and Elk River Police Departments will be provided on law enforcement services, crimes, and trends in your area, in addition to other topics of interest to our community.
  • Enjoy Lunch including a sandwich, salad, pasta, and dessert. Converse with other seniors and your local law enforcement staff.

Cost & Registration

Cost is $9 which includes morning treats, refreshments and a buffet lunch. Pre-registration and payment must be received by May 1st, 2018.

Download the Senior Day Out Registration Form (PDF).

Contact Us

For further information, contact Deputy Roxanne Schreder at 763-765-3579 or email her.