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FSRMF Launches New Survey Assessment

A very important responsibility of the Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund (FSRMF) is to work closely with the Sheriffs and their risk managers to identify areas that potentially pose a risk of liability, or a cause for concern for the safety of their employees. One way we accomplish this is through onsite field visits by our loss control specialists at least twice a year, or as requested. In the past, these visits have included a discussion with the risk managers regarding their loss ratios for each of the programs they participate in. Our specialists also complete an assessment survey in…

FSRMF Board of Managers Profile: Sheriff Bobby McCallum, Levy County

Sheriff Bobby McCallum was elected to the Board of Managers by the general membership to fill the seat of the late David Hobbs, former Sheriff of Jefferson County who tragically lost his battle with cancer last year. We are grateful for Sheriff McCallum’s willingness to serve and look forward to his assistance in providing the best possible service to the 59 sheriffs’ offices that participate in Fund programs. We invite you to learn a little more about Sheriff McCallum and the talents and experience he brings to the Board of Managers. How did you get started in law enforcement? Growing…

2015 RISK MANAGEMENT AND LOSS CONTROL AWARDS

The Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund would like to congratulate the winners of its 2015 Risk Management and Loss Control Awards. These award categories are meant to highlight those Sheriffs’ Offices that are partnering with FSRMF to not only save money, but to save lives. Award consideration is partially determined by the losses of a Sheriff’s Office over the more recent three-year period, as compared with other FSRMF members, giving due consideration to the size and geographical location of the agency.

EXCELLENCE IN RISK MANAGEMENT AND LOSS CONTROL AWARD

FSRMF gives this award to three Sheriffs’ Offices that have demonstrated…

OUTSTANDING RISK MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Assistant Director Georgene Rye of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has been named the Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund’s 2015 Outstanding Risk Manager of the Year. This award is considered one of the highest levels of recognition offered by FSRMF and is one of only two awards presented to an individual. Rye was presented with the award at the 2015 FSA Summer Conference. Rye came to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in 1999, after serving in various Human Resources Division roles for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orange County government and Broward County government. She holds a master’s degree in…

OUTSTANDING FLEET MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Fleet/Radio Manager Steven King of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has been named the Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund’s 2015 Outstanding Fleet Manager of the Year. This award is considered one of the highest levels of recognition offered by FSRMF and is one of only two awards presented to an individual. King was presented with the award at the 2015 FSA Summer Conference. Florida Deputy Sheriffs are more likely to be involved in a crash and drive over 300 million miles per year. Fleet accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injury to law enforcement and members of…