February 2022

4 February 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Newly Elected Municipal Officials Boot Camp

In partnership with the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, the Delaware Valley Property & Liability Trust (DVPLT) is pleased to offer up to 20 full scholarships (limit two scholarships per member entity) for the following course:

2022 Newly Elected Municipal Officials Boot Camp Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5, 2022 (2 days) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location:  Delaware Valley Trusts, 719 Dresher Road, Horsham, PA

Description:  This is an introductory course designed for newly elected officials and a refresher course for experienced elected officials. It provides an overview of the basics – the things you need to know right now – and helps you look at the big picture of local government in your community. Take home a wealth of resources to use in the coming year by networking and sharing information with your peers.

The cost to attend is $150/PSAB members and $200/non-PSAB members. You must register directly with PSAB (see below).

This course is open to all newly elected borough and township officials. The instructors come from all municipal governments and the class references all municipal codes.

How to Claim a DVPLT Scholarship:

Property & Liability Trust (DVPLT) members should first contact the Trust to confirm availability and reserve your scholarship by emailing cbigham@dvtrusts.com or calling 267-803-5720. Register directly with PSAB by visiting training.boroughs.org or call Terri at 800-232-7722, Ext. 1042. After completing the course, forward proof of completion and payment to cbigham@dvtrusts.com. Upon approval, the Trusts will issue a reimbursement check for the value of the scholarship (up to two per member entity).

Scholarship questions?  Please call email cbigham@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5720.

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9 February 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Get to Know Your DVHT Wellness Program

Open to Delaware Valley Health Trust members at no cost.

Get to know the many value-added wellness benefits provided by the Delaware Valley Health Trust to improve YOUR wellbeing while earning cash incentives! From gym membership reimbursements to preventive screening incentives, learn how to maximize your health.

Registration is not required. Click on the following link to join the session: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83548167830 or call 1-929-205-6099 (passcode 83548167830#).

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

This virtual webinar is NOT eligible for the Delaware Valley Health Trust $100 Health Education Incentive, it is for informational purposes only.

For more information on Health Trust Wellness incentives and reimbursements, click here (log in required) or contact the Wellness Team at wellness@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5721.

10 February 2022
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Dealing with Mentally Ill Subjects – VIRTUAL

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

The dangers, and potential for the use of deadly and non-deadly force, are manifest in dealing with mentally ill subjects.  Police remain the first responders to citizens in crisis and are often unprepared for the demands of the law, resulting in sometimes catastrophic outcomes.  This class will cover the current state of the law, and move quickly into actual cases both where officers were found liable, and where their efforts produced a better outcome.  The class will focus both on avoiding those “catastrophic outcomes” and protecting the officer and municipality from litigation.

Presented by Chris Boyle, Esq., Law Enforcement Consultant

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22 February 2022
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Life’s Simple Seven: Ways to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Open to Delaware Valley Health Trust Members at no cost.

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Maintaining a healthy diet, living an active lifestyle, and making healthy choices is your best defense against heart disease. Join this session to learn about The American Heart Association’s seven cardiovascular risk factors (Life’s Simple 7) and other healthy habits that can help you improve heart health and promote healthy lifestyle changes.

This virtual webinar is eligible for the Delaware Valley Health Trust $100 Health Education Incentive. This session is presented in partnership with Chester County Hospital.

Click on the following link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-wB7eueHTJCTOw1T6gTILQ

For more information on Health Trust Wellness incentives and reimbursements, click here (log in required) or contact the Wellness Team at wellness@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5721.

24 February 2022
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Duty to Intervene – VIRTUAL

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

The duty to intervene in a constitutional violation has been an obligation of law enforcement for decades, but one that has been pushed to the forefront by police reform efforts. This class explores the origin of the duty in the law, the actions required of the individual officer and Department, and practical case law examples of the duty in action.

Presented by Chris Boyle, Esq., Law Enforcement Consultant

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March 2022

4 March 2022
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Fair and Impartial Policing – VIRTUAL

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

Recognizing that we all have bias doesn’t make us wrong, it makes us human.  This class will explore the theories and the science on explicit and implicit bias and bring the audience to a better understanding of the core terms and objectives in avoiding bias-based policing.  With a better understanding and a better police-community partnership as its goals, the class will help municipalities develop better anti-bias policies, and individual officers to develop tools to better serve the diverse populations they police.

Presented by Chris Boyle, Esq., Law Enforcement Consultant

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11 March 2022
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Use of Force – VIRTUAL

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

“With great power comes great responsibility” is both the most overused meme of our time, and an excellent lead-in to this class. Police officers are empowered by both federal and state law with the right to use reasonable force in the performance of their duties.  Reform efforts seek, sometimes with the best of intentions, to chip away at that right, leaving the front-line officer and supervisor unclear as to what the law currently allows.  In this block of instruction, we will cover the basics of the law on the use of force, real-world examples of lawsuits alleging its misuse and the status of current efforts to re-shape the discussion through legislation.

Presented by Chris Boyle, Esq., Law Enforcement Consultant

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17 March 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cyber Security Awareness Training for Employees (Virtual)

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

The human element makes a significant difference in the success of a cybersecurity program. There is no single technology or user behavior that will completely protect you or the organization from cyber incidents. Keeping you and the organization safe requires developing layers of both technical and human defenses.

The training focuses on the human element of protecting information. It will help users recognize and reduce the risk of a cybersecurity breach.

A Zoom link with instructions will be sent to registrants about a week prior to the class.

Please contact cbigham@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5720 with questions.

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17 March 2022
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

No Time to Cook? Here are Some Tips to Whip Up Dinner.

Open to Delaware Valley Health Trust Members at no cost.

Healthy eating at home can feel overwhelming at times. Whether you don’t have the right ingredients on hand or there is not enough time in the day, cooking a healthy dinner for you and your family after a busy day or when you are in a rush can be challenging. Understanding the basics of cooking can help you create nutritious meals in a matter of minutes! Join this session during National Nutrition Month to learn tips and tricks on how to prepare a healthy meal in less than 30 minutes.

This virtual webinar is eligible for the Delaware Valley Health Trust $100 Health Education Incentive. This session is presented in partnership with Doylestown Health.

Click on the following link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fb3xtQYKSrKSGW5dgZqtsg

For more information on Health Trust Wellness incentives and reimbursements, click here (log in required) or contact the Wellness Team at wellness@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5721.

22 March 2022
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Confined Space Entry

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

OSHA defines “permit-required confined spaces” as a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics:

(1) Contains or has a potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; (2) Contains a material that has the potential for engulfing an entrant; (3) Has an internal configuration such that an entrant could be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls or by a floor which slopes downward and tapers to a smaller cross-section; or (4) Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard.

This seminar discusses what constitutes a confined space, reviews potential hazards that could be contained and details best practices for protecting public employees required to work in such environments. This seminar is approved for 3 Pa. DEP water/wastewater operator contact hours.

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