R’ville Police receive highest rating

By Chris Cooper - [email protected]

Russellville’s Police Department was among 15 in the state of Kentucky to receives a 100 percent on the KLC Loss Control Scorecard facilitated by the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services.

KLCIS Safety and Liability Reviews are used to assist insurance members are implementing best practices in their day to day operations. Combined with a site visit, this tool gives KLCIS loss control specialists and underwriting department an idea of how the member can improve and ultimately reduce losses. There are three separate reviews, one for general liability, one for workers compensation and one for law enforcement.

Based upon the new minimum guidelines adopted by the KLCIS Insurance Program, the Russellville Police Department received a 100 percent score. The percentage score plus loss history, will determine if a credit will be offered during the city’s insurance renewal.

“Russellville is an excellent organization with 23 officers. Overall policy and procedure is sound utilizing KLCIS models,” said Roy Pitcock, Law Enforcement Consultant for the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services. “Chief Victor Shifflett and Captain Todd Raymer assisted with the review and had all requested materials available. The department is very focused on training including utilizing the KLCIS monthly critical task calendar. This department is one of less than 15 scoring 100 percent on the KLCIS Safety and Liability Review.”

KLC Loss Control promotes risk control and risk transfer techniques to reduce claim frequency and severity while providing technical assistance to its members.

• Promote best practices through the use of Safety and Liability Reviews.

• Increase members’ knowledge and understanding of loss control and insurance issues and how they impact the members’ operations.

• Educate members on how their actions impact the entire insurance program.

• Maintain a technically skilled staff that develops professional working relationships and establishes high levels of trust with our members.

The program was developed as a member benefit to supplement existing safety budgets and is made possible by support of KLC’s enterprise programs such as insurance and employee benefits. Since the safety grant program began in 1999, KLCIS has awarded in excess of $4.1 million.

A member can save money on their insurance premiums each year if their score is between 40 percent and 100 percent. The reviews are designed to help cities and their employees safer and stronger.

The KLCIS members only section of the website allows insurance members to check their scorecard at anytime. And, members can work with their KLC loss control specialist one on one, as well as take advantage of other KLC programs and resources.

“I am very proud of the Russellville Police Department for their continued dedication and performance. A city depends on its law enforcement agency to keep us safe and members of the Russellville Police Department do just that,” said Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton. “To have an agency such as the Kentucky League of Cities echo the great job our police officers do on a daily basis reaffirms what our men and women provide to the citizens of our city.”


By Chris Cooper

[email protected]

To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

comments powered by Disqus