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Kendall Sheriff's Office Adds Senior Services Deputy

Feb 23, 2016 12:51PM ● By Steven Jack

Deputy R. Wayne Dial (right) and Sheriff Dwight Baird visit with local seniors at a recent Kendall County TRIAD event.

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office has added a senior services deputy to its Community Policing Unit.

The main purpose of this initiative is to reduce victimization of seniors through partnerships and education. The sheriff’s office plans on accomplishing this through partnerships with several organizations that serve the senior citizens of Kendall County including: Kendall County TRIAD, Kendall County Senior Providers, Kendall County Seniors Advisory Council, Oswegoland Center Senior Advisory Council, and many more.

The sheriff’s office will give presentations regarding current financial scams and on other crimes targeting senior citizens. The goal of these presentations is to educate seniors and their associates throughout Kendall County. The focus is education to reduce the likeliness of victimization.

Deputy R. Wayne Dial has been assigned the duties of senior services deputy. Deputy Dial is a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.

“Dedicating a deputy full time to partner with senior citizen organizations is the first step in helping senior citizens avoid becoming victims of a crime," said Sheriff Dwight Baird. "The goal of these partnerships is to educate senior citizens on how to avoid becoming victims of a crime and what to do if they unfortunately become a victim of a crime.”