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Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT)

It is estimated that by the year 2026, more than 130,000 people over the age of 65 will reside in Halton Region. The majority of these residents will be living in their own homes or with family.

Although Halton is the safest regional municipality in Canada in which to work and play, some seniors will be the targets and/or victims of crime.

Seniors And Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.):

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) was established in 1992 as a joint program with Halton Regional Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and the Elder Services Advisory Committee (ESAC).

Recently, and due to changes in partnerships, S.A.L.T. has evolved to become a volunteer unit with the HRPS.

The Mission Statement of S.A.L.T. is to "Respect, Educate, Advocate and Communicate with seniors in partnership with the Halton Regional Police Service".

Objectives:

  • Increase awareness of the available services for seniors, including crime prevention and victim assistance programs
  • Improve communication networks between communities and service agencies of Halton
  • Establish and maintain contact with seniors, faith groups, retirement homes and other organizations in the community to encourage and facilitate dialogue on matters relating to seniors
  • Advocate for seniors where appropriate
  • Develop and implement, in cooperation with the police, programs and strategies to address concerns of seniors. These may include presentations seniors, working with seniors in their social environment, information exhibits, and the use of the media to relay information.
  • Improve the quality of life for the seniors of Halton

S.A.L.T. meetings are held monthly throughout the Region of Halton. S.A.L.T. volunteers and police representatives also regularly attend community functions to provide seniors and members of the public with crime prevention and safety information.

Other Activities:

In addition to the above, S.A.L.T. offers groups of seniors and/or caregivers a series of free educational seminars on topics such as:

How To Apply:

To apply to become a SALT/Halton Senior Helpline volunteer, complete the Volunteer Application Form and submit it by mail, email or fax to:

Halton Regional Police Service
Attention: D/Cst Nadine Clarke
SALT/Halton Senior Helpline
3800 Constable Henshaw Blvd.
Burlington, ON
L7M 3Y2

Nadine.Clarke@haltonpolice.ca
Fax: 905-639-8192