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We’re dedicated to delivering the best possible resources for Connecticut’s Blue. CIRMA helps Connecticut law enforcement and emergency personnel continue to be the best at what they do through tailored risk management services and customized training and education programs—all at no additional cost to CIRMA-member employees and volunteers.

Our e-Learning programs offer the latest education and insights on existing and emerging issues to help prepare our local heroes to face the challenges of a changing world. CIRMA members enjoy access to robust and relevant eLearning courses delivered through our partnership with Vector Solutions, an award-winning training management system. 

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CIRMA’s Law Enforcement Liability Critical Response Team

Managing liability exposures effectively is the key to preserving your reputation and the relationships with the communities you serve. Our Law Enforcement Liability Critical Response team provides the expertise and resources you need to successfully navigate high-exposure police liability claims.

Here’s how we do it: Our Law Enforcement Liability Critical Response team works closely with a local legal expert with unmatched experience representing Connecticut’s law enforcement officers and municipalities. The team provides the support law enforcement personnel and municipalities need to ensure they respond effectively and appropriately. As a result, you can trust that CIRMA will help you achieve timely resolution and mitigate additional exposures while protecting community goodwill.

Contact your local CIRMA Risk Management professional for more information.

Enterprise Risk Assessments for Law Enforcement

CIRMA Risk Management self-assessments help members identify loss exposures and risk drivers in specific municipal operations and track recommendations from a CIRMA Comprehensive Enterprise Risk Assessment. CIRMA’s Risk Management professionals will work closely with you to review self-assessments and examine alternative risk management techniques for managing your identified risk exposures.

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Don’t Miss Out: Cyber Assessments for CT Municipalities

New cyber assessment resources are available to help your public entity address evolving cybersecurity threats head-on.

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Social and Emotional Awareness

Failure to cultivate a workplace culture that advocates for mental health can subject employers to legal risks, including claims of workplace violence or failure…

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Work Zone Safety Works

It’s everyone’s collective responsibility to ensure safety in work zones. Road workers rely on their communities to keep them safe at work. CIRMA provides…

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Police Pursuit Policy Education and Awareness

Law enforcement agencies must ensure their personnel adhere to their Department and State of Connecticut Pursuit Policies to ensure their and others’ safety and…

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Block the Bait: Cyber Phishing Attacks

Human error (still) remains the leading cause of cybersecurity breaches, as employees continue to fall victim to phishing attacks. Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation report…

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Social Engineering: The Art of Human Manipulation

Social engineering attacks are one of the most common ways they exploit human instincts and uses psychological manipulation instead of exploiting technical vulnerabilities and…

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Still Using Weak Passwords? Do This Instead.

Passwords have long been firmly established as the weakest link in an organization’s cybersecurity. Here’s what you can do to avoid this significant yet…

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Whitepaper: Create a Home Work Environment that Works for You

Creating a home workspace does not require extraordinary upgrades to your home or even purchasing fancy office equipment. Setting up a workspace with basic…

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Wellness at Work

The adoption of workplace social and emotional health programs skyrocketed over the past two years due to heightened visibility during the pandemic when remote…

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Heat Stress & Heat Stroke

Anyone performing physical or athletic activities on hot or humid summer days is at risk for heat-related illnesses. Those likely to be in danger…

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Preventing Tick-borne Disease Exposure

In Connecticut, occupational exposure to tick-borne diseases is a recognized hazard. Outdoor workers must protect themselves in the spring, summer, and fall when ticks…

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Preventing Sprains & Strains

Sprain and strain injuries are the most common and costly workplace injuries. Employees can injure their knee, shoulder, wrist, or back while performing everyday…

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Water You Waiting For?

Claims involving dehydration and heat exhaustion can be costly—Connecticut municipalities experienced over $150 million in related medical expense losses alone over the past five…

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Bee Safe

Bee and wasp stings are a common summer nuisance that can turn deadly if the victim develops a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Public Health…

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CIRMA Roll Call Training Topics

Download our Roll Call Training Topics series. These easy-to-read PDFs address and suggest potential incidents involving officers and departments. Each topic is formatted with five sections: discussion of hypothetical incident details, risks analysis, liability, lessons learned and recommended changes that could be implemented while on duty. The topics are brief publications that could easily be presented at roll call before duty, hoping that the recommended changes could offer guidance for possible risks while on duty. The topics outlined in the Roll Call Training Series are:

  • Auditory Exclusion
  • Comments to the Community
  • Communicating Vendors’ First Amendment Rights at Town-Sponsored Events
  • Dealing With Presumptions of Death
  • De-escalation and Training Breakdowns
  • Domestic Violence Liability
  • Excessive Speed
  • Failure to Train
  • Frequency Breeds Severity
  • Holding Cell Supervision
  • Implicit Bias
  • Interaction Accident
  • Law Enforcement Liability: Use-of-Force
  • Officer-Involved Shooting
  • Police Pursuit
  • Preventing K-9 Self-Deployment
  • Pursuit Accident
  • Racial Profiling
  • Reducing Liability Associated with Law Enforcement Engagement with Elderly Dementia Patients
  • Responding to Mental Illness and Body Worn Cameras
  • Search of In-Custody Suspects
  • Suspect Searches
  • Suspect Supervision
  • Training Risks
  • Unlawful Seizure/Detention
  • Use-of-Force During Interactions with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Vehicle Malfunction
  • Wear Protective Vests
  • Work Zone Safety
  • Work Zone Safety for Law Enforcement

What’s New in Blue 

Inspired by the approach used for TED Talks, What’s New in Blue is a series of short videos that keeps viewers informed about innovative developments and critical issues in law enforcement. Click here to view the latest featured episode.

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