Seniors And Law Enforcement Together (SALT)
The SALT program aims to reduce both criminal victimization and unwarranted fear of crime affecting our older adults. Sheriff Blackwood, along with his staff, are proud members of a nationwide effort to serve senior adults here in Orange County. The SALT program also provides a secure home feeling for the residents while enhancing our law enforcement services throughout the community. Deputies routinely check on older residents throughout the county to see if they need assistance, information for other needed services, or just a friend to talk to. Many of these citizens do not have family members. Currently the SALT program makes over 650 separate contacts with elderly Orange County residents each month either by phone or a personal visit from our volunteers.