An important aspect of of crime prevention is the ongoing education of residents. Many programs have been developed by law enforcement officials at all levels of government.
One particular program being promoted by the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office is known as TRIAD in which the Sheriff, local police Chiefs, AARP and the Office on Aging combine their efforts to reduce the criminal victimization of the elderly citizens in the County. The TRIAD program has been developed to enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to senior citizens by implementing effective crime prevention education programs. The activities of the program focus on prevention, victim and witness assistance, and educating seniors to improve their quality of life.