Loss Control Services

Midwest Public Risk’s professional Risk Management Advisors strive to blend traditional safety approaches with new and innovative ideas. Our focus is directed at creating and fortifying training programs to assure Members are apprised and remain current with new legislation and case law. MPR seeks to secure management consensus in all of the "Best Practices" safety programs. Control of adverse losses is accomplished using various techniques and programs including:

Member services include:
  • MPR Loss Control Credit Program: providing funds to reimburse Members for the acquisition of beneficial loss control services and resources
  • MPR Loss Control Recognition Program: financial awards for superior loss control compliance
  • Training opportunities at the MPR Campus, onsite, or on the web
  • MPR Online Training, including many courses providing MO POST and KS CEU credits for law enforcement
  • On-demand Member consultations
  • Loss Control Video Lending Library
  • Risk prevention advisories
  • Facility and work practice reviews
  • Supervisor training
  • Periodic property appraisals for qualifying Members
  • Lexipol: providing risk management policies for law enforcement agencies (for qualifying MO agencies, not currently available in KS)
  • No-charge Employment Practices Legal Hotline
  • No-charge Law Enforcement Liability Hotline
  • No-charge Land Use Legal Consultation Service
  • No-charge Sewer Tracker Program (sewer maintenance data management system)
  • Member-Driven Advisory Committees
  • 24/7 access to WeTip

Training Opportunities

MPR Staff can conduct a variety of training sessions on-site for Members. In addition, training is periodically conducted at committee meetings. View sample training topics which can be performed on-site for Members.

Online Training

Individual employees can participate in MPR's on-line training program at their convenience - 24/7. Our online training logs each employee's grade attained for each course completed - Member Representatives either download grades at their convenience, or MPR staff provides the information. Click here to access LocalGovU Online Training.

Training Network Now is a web based training platform that houses hundreds of short 15 to 20 minute safety videos based on various topics for your employees to view. All job disciplines are addressed in the catalog and many of them can be applied to all job duties. Please see the instructions on how to get yourself along with your employees registered and start taking advantage of this valuable resource. TNN Video Listing 2020-2021

Consultation Services

Safety and loss control consultation, and answers to your questions, are just an e-mail or phone call away. Staff members carry specialized degrees and direct experience in Safety, Human Resources, Public Works, and Public Administration.

Facility / Work Practices Reviews

MPR staff performs on-site reviews of Member facilities and parks at regularly scheduled times or upon request. In addition, the individual work practices of Members' crews are also evaluated as needed.

Pre-Litigation Consultations with MPR Designated Attorneys

MPR recognizes the significant exposures associated with employment practice, law enforcement liability and land use claims. When warranted, Members may receive a predetermined period of legal guidance from an attorney designated by MPR during the early stages of a potential claim in an effort to avoid or minimize litigation. Should a claim actually be filed, associated expenses will then be approached in the same manner as other claims would be processed for a similar event. These services are provided as part of the “core liability coverage services” at no additional charge. For more information, contact the MPR Risk Management team at (816) 292-7530.

Risk Prevention Advisories

Risk Prevention Advisories are updated annually to provide overviews of common risks faced by public entities. These advisories have specific information and practical loss control approaches to address these concerns. Click here for an Index of Risk Prevention Advisories.

Loss Control Video Lending Library

MPR makes available to Members training and other materials at no charge. Our library includes over 200 VHS and DVD training programs as well as written materials.Click here to view the Risk Management Resources Library.