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Senior Programs

Senior Advocate, Florida Elder Crime Prevention Practitioner


Senior Programs Coordinator  Elvie Armand


The Senior Programs objectives are to reduce senior victimization, enhance a sense of security, and improve seniors overall quality of life. The senior program goals are to identify senior issues, investigate those issues thoroughly and sensitively, select a course of action, and create a network with social services. In order to accomplish these goals and objectives, the Orange County Sheriff's Office must educate, train and involve senior citizens, law enforcement and the community. For more information on Senior Programs, please contact Community Relations Specialist, Elvie Armand at   (407) 254-7375 or [email protected]

Senior Connect Interactive Information Sessions (SCIIS)

June 25, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Senior Connect Interactive Information Session (SCIIS) is another way for Orange County Sheriff’s Office to connect with the elderly community to advance communication, trust, and promote relationships with law enforcement.

SCIIS is free to seniors 55+ and held throughout the year at different locations in Orange County. Topics vary at each location from Crime prevention, Victim Advocate, Self-Defense, Economic Crimes such as Scam/Fraud and much more.

Seniors have the opportunity to communicate directly with deputy sheriffs of various ranks and receive firsthand knowledge as they are subject matter experts in their field.

Orange County Sheriff's Office goal is to educate, empower and reduce victimization of the elderly.

Next Session:

Date:                  June 25, 2024

Time:                   1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location:            East Orange Community Center

Address:             12050 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32826








Orange County Sheriff's Office offers presentations on senior abuse. These presentations include what to report and how to report senior abuse. Education is essential when 80% of senior abuse is from a family member. Senior abuse can take several different forms; physical, sexual, psychological, exploitation (material or financial), neglect or self-neglect. Only 1 in 5 senior abuses are reported. Under Florida Statute 415, everyone is a mandatory reporter, whether they see or assume abuse. To report senior abuse, call
1-800-962-2873 (96ABUSE).


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The Orange County Sheriff's Office has recognized that the best defense to prevent crime is through education. Senior Crime Prevention offers the following classes; senior safety, senior frauds and scams, senior identity theft, senior overview, and senior medical identity theft. To make this easy for the senior community the Senior Crime Prevention advocate comes to your location to present these valuable free classes around your schedule.


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The primary objective of the Special Needs Alert Program (SNAP) is to provide law enforcement with an additional tool in locating persons who have a firm diagnoses of Dementia/Alzheimer’s or Autism. This is a voluntary program where applicants provide consent to include identifying information such as, physical/psychological description and other valuable information on an application. This information is used to create a unique number which corresponds to that specific individual information on the bracelet. An updated photo is also required for identification.

This bracelet does not relieve the caregiver of their responsibilities to the person under their care.


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When a Combat Auto Theft application has been completed, a sticker is issued and placed in the rear window of your vehicle. If the vehicle is spotted out in the community between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., that sticker gives law enforcement the authority to stop and search the vehicle to see if it is stolen. Combat Auto Theft is free to the community, and many stolen vehicles have been recovered thru this program.


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Scent Preservation Kits

Alzheimer/Dementia or Autism and Wandering

For people diagnosed with a memory disorder or family members caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Disease, or Autism, the dangers of wandering and getting lost are a major concern. The Alzheimer’s Association states that 60% or 3 out of 5 people with Dementia will wander and go missing.

The Scent Preservation Kit® is used to pre-collect and preserve a person’s unique scent ahead of time. This gives responding K-9 Units a head start during the search by providing trailing dogs with an uncontaminated scent article. Your scent is as identifiable as your fingerprint to a trained K-9, and can last up to 10 years in our kit.


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