Developed With Pools in Mind

RISC initiatives are developed around common member needs and areas of interest. We leverage the strength and collective purchasing power of our members to support select opportunities to access resources, education and hands on development. Some of these initiatives are offered in partnership with other organizations or associations.

Explore our initiatives below.

Learn how your pool can take advantage of and participate in these offerings.

Partner Programs

Cyber Security & Data Breach

With business operations continually shifting to virtual environments, preparing for cyber-attacks is of the utmost importance. NLC-RISC’s partnership with NetDiligence® offers municipalities tools to create cyber response plans and provides access to highly skilled third party resources. This allows pool members to more efficiently and cost-effectively respond and recover from a cyber incident.

The eRiskHub® portal, powered by NetDiligence®, is an effective way to help pool members combat cyber losses with minimal, controlled, and predictable costs. This portal provides tools and resources to help members understand their exposures, respond to incidents effectively, and minimize the effects of breaches on their organizations.

Disaster Recovery & Continuity of Operations Planning

The pandemic and natural disasters experienced across the country have emphasized the importance of continuity of operations planning (COOP) and disaster recovery. NLC-RISC partners with Agility Recovery to provide flexible solutions to meet the varying COOP needs of pools and cities of all sizes. Agility offers access to planning, training and testing resources, emergency communications and alerts, and mobile disaster recovery solutions all in a central hub – comprehensive yet simple solutions to help organizations plan for and manage disasters and emergencies.

Online Training

Risk pools across the country offer online training as part of their ongoing loss control programs. Our partnership with Lexipol includes discounts for NLC-RISC members to provide online learning from LocalGovU, PoliceOne Academy, and Fire Rescue1 Academy. Lexipol also offers a comprehensive policy manual solution that includes customizable policies, updates and proactive training in a web -based platform.

Injury Recovery

Public safety jobs are physically challenging, and injuries are common. Ready Rebound delivers access to fast, high-quality care for injured workers using sports medicine principles. Ready Rebound prioritizes quality of treatment through its partners, speed, and a concierge experience for public safety workers to return them to work, and their lives, much faster than a standard healing journey.

Special Event Coverage

Intact Entertainment provides event liability through a Tenant Users Liability Insurance Policy (TULIP). Coverage is available for a variety of events from weddings and receptions to seminars, birthday parties and concerts. TULIP provides low-cost general liability insurance to third-party users of various venues and facilities for events.

Leadership AND Training

Pooling Academy – Now Available

NLC-RISC, AGRiP, and CAJPA have partnered to develop Pooling Academy, a comprehensive and interactive online learning center for the public entity pooling community. Pooling Academy will:

  • Help fill the talent pipeline by introducing key pooling concepts to newcomers, including governing bodies and staff-serving pool operations
  • Provide a leadership development resource to train up-and-coming pool leaders in subjects unique to public entity pooling
  • Provide continuing education for experienced pool professionals

Built by the pooling community. For the pooling community.

Mentor Program

The NLC-RISC Mentor Program provides a great benefit for RISC member pool staff to learn from each other. The program creates an opportunity to share resources, gain knowledge, promote leadership and connection between member pools.

Most mentor groups meet about once a month; total time commitment is about 15-20 hours for the program year. All RISC member staff are eligible to participate with Pool Administrator approval.

The 2022-2023 Mentor Program has begun. If you have questions about the program, please contact the NLC-RISC Team.

Racial Equity

Racial Equity Advisory Group (REAG)

The NLC-RISC & Mutual Racial Equity Advisory Group (REAG) creates greater understanding of the ways bias, in/equity, and differences in outcomes by race relate to member risk pools and their work. REAG works to provide learning opportunities, resources, and guidance on racial equity to the members of both NLC-RISC and NLC Mutual.

REAG Mission Statement:

The NLC-RISC & Mutual Racial Equity Advisory Group (REAG) creates greater understanding of the ways bias, in/equity, and differences in outcomes by race relate to member risk pools and their work. REAG works to provide learning opportunities, resources, and guidance on racial equity to the members of both NLC-RISC and NLC Mutual.

REAG’s goals and activities include:

  • Helping risk pools see, understand, and work on racial equity issues 
  • Fostering dialogue & understanding around racial equity in municipal risk pooling and the cities we serve 
  • Creating conference sessions and webinars 
  • Creating resources accessible to members, possibly including a future racial equity toolkit
  • Forming and supporting connections with new partners doing related work 
  • Supporting scholarship, internship, and recruitment outreach to BIPOC and HBCUs  

Racial Equity Resources

NLC-RISC has created a hub of racial equity resources relevant for member risk pools. If you have resources from your organization that you would like to be added please contact a NLC-RISC team member.


Behavioral Health Program for First Responders

With PTSD claims rising and presumption laws passing across the country, NLC-RISC developed Serve|Strong to offer both the public safety community and member pools an approachable and affordable tool to combat this epidemic.  

The program is created with all first responders in mind – police, fire, EMS, and dispatch – and will provide them the following fundamental services:

  1. Professional Mental Health Assessments – Offered by a national vendor, these assessments provide comprehensive annual mental health benchmarking;
  2. Preventative tele-therapy – Resilience training and therapy protocols for trauma-based mental health conditions – immediate support prior to a diagnosis of PTSD or other significant mental health conditions;
  3. Serve|Strong Web Portal – This customizable web-based application provides access to essential resources tailored for first responders and their family members, including information on stress, depression, resilience, trauma, drug and alcohol abuse, relationships, and more. Additionally, programs and services available for first responders through your pool and or state league can be added to the site.

Cyber Roadmap

This resource is intended to walk pools (and your members) through the various federal cyber resources that are available to state and local governments. The document is organized in “steps” which are our recommendations (with input from staff at the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) on the best order to complete these actions.

Member Job Postings & RFPs

A career in public entity risk pooling may just be right for you! Check out the current RISC member job postings.