Seniors and Law Enforcement Together
What is S.A.L.T.?
S.A.L.T. stands for Seniors And Law Enforcement Together. It is a cooperative effort of the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Camas Police Department, Vancouver Police Department, and the Senior Citizens of East Clark County.
What is S.A.L.T.'s purpose?
- To decrease crime and the "fear" of crime in order to raise livability for our seniors.
- To increase and improve senior crime prevention and education.
- To improve local law enforcement's knowledge of the crime prevention needs of seniors.
- To identify the concerns of local senior citizens.
- To improve senior victim assistance.
- To involve senior citizens in crime prevention and the educational efforts of S.A.L.T. and to raise awareness of the community of these special issues.
What does S.A.L.T. do?
- Monthly meetings featuring speakers on relevant topics such as Elder Abuse Awareness, Understanding Dementia, Senior Health & Fitness, Avoiding Scams, etc.
Currently there is an East Side and a West Side for the public's convenience in being able to reach the locations. However, any citizen may attend one or more meetings per month.
West side S.A.L.T. meets:
Third Monday of each month at 11 am at 40 & 8 Community Room in Hazel Dell at 7607 NE 26th Avenue. Contact person is Kasey Frazier, Clark County Sheriff's Office, (360) 397-2211, ext. 3380.
East side S.A.L.T. meets:
Fourth Monday of each month at 11 am at Camas Police Department, 2100 NE Third, Camas, WA. Contact person is Tami Strunk, Camas Police, (360) 834-4151.
- A free monthly "S.A.L.T. Times" newsletter detailing meeting notices and special items of interest. The newsletter is also available via e-mail. Call (360) 397-2211, ext. 3380 to sign up; or send an email to: CntySheriff.CommunityOutreach@clark.wa.gov
- Annual events include a picnic in July, and a holiday senior social. S.A.L.T. also participates in community senior events and activities.
How does S.A.L.T. work?
The S.A.L.T. Advisory Board is made up of representatives of the Sheriff Office, police departments of Camas and Vancouver, service providers and local senior citizens. They meet quarterly to discuss senior-related issues and plan meetings and activities.
Learn more (PDF printable brochure).