TRIAD began in Washington D.C. in 1988 and was comprised of several different law enforcement entities. The organization has grown over time. The Penobscot County Triad Coalition, one of several in the state, began in 1999. It’s an organization which includes law enforcement, senior citizens, AARP and social service organizations. Penobscot County Triad Coalition works to fight and prevent crime and fraud against seniors.

The original goal of the coalition was to educate seniors about various types of fraud and crime, to help reduce fear and provide moral support for older persons and to use trained volunteers to assist police and sheriff’s departments.