The Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) discusses the role of SWAT teams in Maryland in its April edition of the Risk Management Bulletin. SWAT teams (special weapons and tactics teams) are trained to perform dangerous, high-risk assignments that fall outside of the what is normally expected of patrol officers. LGIT’s publication, “The Future of SWAT Teams in Maryland,” addresses the rise and fall of these teams over the last fifty years and the uncertain future they hold in Maryland.
The Risk Management Bulletin publication, produced by Loss Control & Underwriting, concerns current topics related to risk exposure, risk management, and avoidance of civil liability. Specific guidance on how to spot risk exposures and manage potential loss is offered.
LGIT is a non-profit association authorized by state law, wholly-owned and managed by its local government members. The Trust’s main purpose is to provide joint self-insurance programs or “pools” for towns, cities and counties in the State of Maryland. The concept is simple: rather than paying premiums to buy insurance from an insurance company, local governments contribute those premiums into a jointly-owned fund.
To subscribe to the Risk Management Bulletin, visit LGIT’s website.