Police Department Recognized for Reducing Risks

The Havelock Police Department has been recognized for completing the Law Enforcement Risk Review Process begun by the N.C. League of Municipalities.

At Monday’s Havelock Board of Commissioners meeting, 22 August 2016 , NCLM Public Safety Risk Management Consultant Tom Anderson will present Police Chief David Magnussimg-hpd-risk-award-2016on with a plaque recognizing the department’s efforts in risk reduction by completing the review process and adhering to industry standards related to risk reduction.

This new initiative was developed with the assistance of League’s Police Chiefs Advisory Committee and is now being utilized in police agencies across North Carolina that are part of the League’s property and liability insurance pool.

“Chief Magnusson and the Havelock Police Department are clearly at the forefront when it comes to identifying and following best practices designed to enhance public safety, lower risks to officers and limit liability for taxpayers,” Anderson said. “We believe this initiative will continue to do the same for departments all across the state.”

The Law Enforcement Risk Review Process is designed to assess an agency’s adherence to best practices, court decisions, and policies and procedures related to high liability activities in law enforcement.  The goal of the review is to enhance public safety by reducing liability exposure, enhancing officer safety, and validating that policies, training, and operating procedures are meeting industry standards.  The NCLM initiative is supported by the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police.

The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a membership association of 540 municipalities, representing nearly every municipality in the state. The mission of the League is to enhance the quality of life in municipalities by promoting excellence in municipal governance.