JWC Sheriff deputies receive protective equipment through TAC RMP

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Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office is saving local taxpayer dollars and protecting county employees on the job with the help of personal protective safety equipment and law enforcement equipment provided at no cost by the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP), sheriff officials said.

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 employees as part of the 2021 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.

JWC Sheriff deputies receive protective equipment at no cost to taxpayers.

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 county governmental entities manage taxpayer dollars efficiently and promote worker safety. Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Office was able to purchase police backpacks, flashlights, gun cleaning kits, and other equipment as part of this program.