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.) 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".
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.
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:
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: Constable Mathew Rocca
SALT/Halton Senior Helpline
2485 North Service Road West, Oakville,
Ontario, L6M 3H8