In response to questions raised by members regarding dates and deadlines of upcoming seminars and programs, we have prepared the following page with training and reimbursement deadlines.  While the JIF cannot require attendance at these sessions or participation in these programs, they are designed to help you comply with statutes and court decisions that place obligations on municipal officials and employees.

As an added enticement to participate, the JIF has built in incentives to encourage participation.  For example, attendance in the Managerial & Supervisory and the Police Command Staff training is an essential element to qualify for lower deductibles and co-pays under the Employment Practices Liability policy.  Completion of the Elected Officials program will entitle your municipality to a premium discount.  Below are the current offerings.


Training Programs

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Police Command Staff Training - Monday October 25, 2021

Police Chiefs and at least one other command officer must complete the MEL’s Police Agencies Training Program.
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Non-Supervisory Employee and Volunteer Training: NOVEMBER 1, 2021 DEADLINE

Part of an effective anti-harassment program is to make training AVAILABLE to all non-supervisory employees and volunteers.
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Protection & Safe Treatment of Minors Webinar: NO DEADLINE

Multiple Dates. This Webinar will assist member municipalities and their employees from potential liability resulting from a future claim of sexual abuse or molestation.
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Protecting Children for Employees and Volunteers Training: NO DEADLINE

All non-supervisory employees and volunteers are strongly recommended to complete this 15 minute on‐line course to protect your municipality, your employees, and your volunteers from potential litigation.
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Land Use Training: NO DEADLINE

In response to a growing number of Public Official Liability claims being brought against member municipalities due to the actions of their Land Use Board(s), the JIF developed a Land Use Liability Training Booklet that outlines some of the most common causes of Land Use litigation.
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Reimbursement Programs

Safety Incentive Program (SIP) Awards:
Details: SIP Awards Claiming Letter 

  • Deadline to Claim or Encumber Funds is November 1, 2021
  • All Encumbered Funds Must Be Claimed By February 1, 2022

Optional Safety Budget (OSB)
Details:  Combined Reimbursement Letter

  • November 1, 2021 Deadline

EPL/Cyber Budget:
Details:  Combined Reimbursement Letter

  • Deadline to Claim or Encumber Funds is November 1, 2021
  • All Encumbered Funds Must Be Claimed By February 1, 2022

Wellness Incentive Budget
Details:  Combined Reimbursement Letter

  • Deadline to Claim or Encumber Funds is November 1, 2021
  • All Encumbered Funds Must Be Claimed By February 1, 2022