Knowledge and awareness are vital to combating elder abuse.
Elder abuse can happen anywhere.
We here in the "Sunflower State" are not immune.
According a recent WIBW article titled “Kansas training law enforcement, community members to spot elder abuse, AG says,” our Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced an initiative to better fight elder abuse in the state.
It involves training to help the community and law enforcement officers recognize signs of financial abuse of the elderly.
Many scams and crooks target seniors.
The number of these potential victims will only continue to rise as the Baby Boom generation continues to age.
What topics are covered in the training?
The instruction involves how to interact with victims and how to investigate sexual, financial, and physical crimes.
It also includes legal matters and the areas of consent, cognition, and capacity.
About 54 law enforcement officers have already received the training in Shawnee and Topeka.
The training will also be made available across the state through a partnership with the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.
Remember: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When making your financial, tax and estate plans, do not go it alone. Be sure to engage competent professional counsel.
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Reference: WIBW (June 15, 2018) “Kansas training law enforcement, community members to spot elder abuse, AG says”