Senior TRIAD

The TRIAD partnership in Virginia, through the Office of the Attorney General, protects our growing elderly population. With the support of the local sheriffs, police chiefs, AARP, and other community services groups, TRIAD works to keep older Virginians informed of their rights. A major purpose of TRIAD is to develop, expand, and implement effective crime prevention and safety programs for older Virginians.

TRIAD works at the local level to improve the quality of life for seniors by providing an active exchange of information between local law enforcement and seniors. Our local TRIAD comprises the Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office, the Charlottesville City Sheriff’s Office and dedicated, volunteer senior citizens all working together to reduce criminal victimization of the elderly.

The Albemarle/Charlottesville TRIAD presents Senior Safety Seminars throughout the year. The seminar topics include Senior Home Safety, Scam Awareness, Gadget Fairs, Safe-Shopping on the Internet, Storm Preparedness, Gang Awareness, and Elder Abuse Awareness. The programs are presented free of charge to interested senior groups and organizations. Funding for the seminar materials has been obtained through grants from the Office of the Virginia Attorney General.

Jim O’Kelley
Charlottesville/Albemarle TRIAD-Chairperson
Deputy Sheriff-Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office-Reserve Division

Volunteer Service:
Three Years of Volunteer Service in Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division; Certified Civil Process and Courtroom Security Officer; Search and Rescue-Team Member; Honor Guard-Member.

Personal Information:
Personal Information: Senior Program Manager, ICS Technologies; Colonel United State Marine Corps-Retired; Registered Professional Engineer-VA; Adjunct Professor of Business and Public Administration-George Washington University-Retired; US Geological Survey-Retired;

PhD-Public Policy Analysis, MS-Systems Management, and BS-Civil Engineering.

J. E. "Chip" Harding

Albemarle Sheriff's Office
411 E. High Street Bldg "B"
Charlottesville, Va 22902