Elder Service Program

The Elder Service Unit of Riverside Police Department investigates reports of suspected elder abuse, financial exploitation of the elderly and other crimes relating to elderly victims.

When an elderly person is the victim of a crime or scam they are sometimes reluctant to report it to the police because they feel embarrassed. Anyone can get taken in by a scam and there is no reason to feel embarrassed - the Riverside Police Department will help victims to the fullest extent possible.

Sergeant Frank Pontrelli is currently in charge of the Elder Service Unit, which consists of 4 state certified Elder Service Officers.
Seniors Outside

Online Resources


  • Guardianship - Illinois Guardian and Advocacy contains a great deal of information on guardianship in Illinois including legal forms, statutory provisions, case law update, and a practitioner's guide.
    Under the heading "Legal Forms You Can Use" you will find that form powers of Attorney for Health Care, Powers of Attorney for Property and Declaration of Mental Health Treatment.
  • Caregiver.com is an online version of Today's Caregiver Magazine has articles of interest to persons providing care to individuals.
  • U.S. Living Will Registry Electronically stores advanced directives and makes them available to health care providers across the country. Also provides an Organ Donor Registry. Site has advanced directive forms from many jurisdictions including Illinois Living Will and the Illinois Power of Attorney for Health Care.