(April 29, 2011 – St. Paul, Minn.) The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) has hired former police officer and county deputy Robert Boe as its public safety project coordinator. Previously Boe has been employed as a peace officer with both the Prior Lake Police Department and with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, where he served as Chief Deputy. He has also served as a firefighter with the Burnsville Department of Public Safety, and the Bloomington rescue squad.
Boe’s hiring as public safety coordinator marks the launch of a new LMCIT loss control program designed to focus on researching and understanding the causes of public safety losses, developing new programs to reduce losses, and launching new efforts to keep public safety workers safe on the job. “One of my first duties here will be to assess how we can best partner with the public safety community in reducing injuries and claims,” Boe said. “Police and firefighter injuries are costly—they affect not just the bottom line, but people’s lives, families, and workplaces.”
Including his work in law enforcement and firefighting, Boe brings to LMCIT a total of 39 years of experience in public safety. Most recently, he was contracted as a consultant for Scott County to work on the new 911 dispatch center, Scale Regional Public Safety Training Center, and related projects. Additionally, in 2008, Boe contracted with the City of St. Paul to assist city Emergency Management with planning and training for the 2008 Republican National Convention.
LMCIT is a member-driven organization that exists solely to meet the risk management and insurance needs of Minnesota cities. LMCIT's property/casualty program has more than 1,100 members, and the workers' compensation program has more than 900 members.