Safety, law enforcement equipment helps county cost-effectively reduce risk

Jim Wells County saved local taxpayer dollars as they protect county employees on the job with the help of personal protective safety equipment and law enforcement provided at no cost by the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP).

On Wednesday, JWC Sheriff Daniel Bueno's office received a box of safety equipment valued at $3,020. The box contained weapon cleaning kits, transport spit kits, night vision equipment, safety glasses and more.

County road construction crews and law enforcement officers are routinely exposed to risks while on the job. The county received funds from TAC RMP to purchase safety equipment to help protect these employees as part of the 2019 TAC RMP Employee Safety Equipment Program. The program is just one of many risk control services and programs that the county has access to at no cost through its membership in TAC RMP.

Equipment available to the county ranges from personal protective equipment such as heat gear, hard hats and gloves, and hearing, eye and respiratory protection; courthouse security devices; fire protection; and tactical safety gear for law enforcement.

The county's membership in TAC RMP provides it with competitively priced risk management coverage and risk control services that are county government specific. With more than 380 members statewide, TAC RMP helps Texas counties and other governmental entities manage taxpayer dollars efficiently and promote worker safety.