Municipal risk managers have significant responsibilities. Resident complaints, employee incidents, and a continuous stream of claims are just some of the challenges that are compounded by an inefficient system and the need to juggle priorities. Claims and risk automation allows the public sector to streamline their processes and achieve numerous benefits.
Crime prevention within municipal operations can be an important way to mitigate related risk. Steps towards crime prevention can include securing premises, implementing financial management systems, preventing theft of special equipment, marketing all valuable property, and assigning costs associated with possible theft scenarios.
The most tempting targets for thieves include:
- Cash and other items of considerable value
- Special machines, equipment, vehicles, etc.
- Items that can be resold
- Confidential materials
- Computers and electronics