​Risk Management Services Welcome New Public Safety Loss Control Consultant

Risk Management Services is pleased to welcome Chris Radcliff as the new public safety loss control consultant.

Chris Radcliff

Professional designations: Certified law enforcement officer and "Basic Instructor Development" course at the SC Criminal Justice Academy.

Work experience: Radcliff has over 21 year of progressive experience as a public safety officer. He served with the Camden Police Department and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office before working as an investigator with the South Carolina Attorney General's Office.

Hometown: Camden, SC.

Education:      University of South Carolina
                                    Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, 1995
                              University of South Carolina at Lancaster
                                    Associate in Arts, 1995
                                    Associate in Science in Criminal Justice, 1993


Risk Management Institute Graduates

The Risk Management Institute, a program of the South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust and South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund, graduated 15 municipal officials during the Risk Management Services' Annual Meeting on November 12 in Columbia.

2019 Risk Management Institute Graduates

The new Risk Management Institute graduates are Shawn Bell, administrator, City of Fountain Inn; Kenneth Booker, risk manager, City of Spartanburg; J. Marion Boyce III, training lieutenant, City of West Columbia; Davy Broom, town manager, Town of Fort Mill; Lynn Dooley, director of human resources, City of Cayce; Kayla Ferguson, human resources specialist, City of North Augusta; Cammie Hayes, director of finance and general services, City of North Augusta; Lisa E. Holden, business license/risk management, City of Anderson; James D. Hook, public works superintendent, City of West Columbia; Andre Massey, captain, Town of Port Royal; Philip Mostowski, captain, City of Mullins; Frank Nigro, deputy police chief, Town of Summerville; Greg Shaffer, superintendent of water production, City of North Augusta; Ronald Wekenmann, deputy police chief, Town of Port Royal; and Scott Williams, captain, Town of Fort Mill.

There is no fee for members to participate in the institute. Register online at (keyword: Risk Management Institute).

2019 RMS Awards

Each year, the SCMIT and SCMIRF board of trustees recognize members who have reduced their total costs and kept employees safe while delivering better public services.  Award winners are determined based on the municipality's loss experience for the current year and the previous three years. There are three population divisions with one winner in each division. Six cities were recognized during the 2019 Risk Management Services annual members' meeting. The award winners received a $2,500 monetary award.

2019 Risk Management Institute Awards


  • Town of Elgin – Division I
  • City of Abbeville – Division II
  • City of Camden – Division III


  • Town of Hemingway – Division I
  • Town of Williamston – Division II
  • North Augusta – Division III

2020 Risk Management Services Grants

The Risk Management Services programs have a long-standing history of offering grants to fund essential risk reduction initiatives.

The SCMIT program offers the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Grant and the Fire Safety Grant. After completing the required application process, members can request reimbursement, in amounts of up to 50% of cost, for allowable equipment purchases.

Request are limited to $2,000 per member per grant year. The SCMIT board also approved increasing the Public Works Safety Grant from $75,000 per year to $100,000. Requests will be limited to $4,000 per member per grant per year for the Public Works Safety Grant.

The SCMIRF Program will continue to offer the Law Enforcement Liability Reduction Grant. Requests are limited to $4,000 per member per grant year.
To continue focusing on reducing claims costs, with the goal of minimizing future premium increases, the SCMIRF board approved a new Public Works Property and Liability Reduction grant for 2020. Grant funds of $100,000 will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, for a total amount of $4,000 per member with a 50% matching requirement. The grant process will open in February.

For more information contact Lisa Dunkley at or 803.933.1237.

Risk Management Services Welcomes New Members

SCMIRF has welcomed the Greenwood CPW as a member, effective as of January 1; the Town of James Island, effective November 1, 2019; the Town of Jefferson, effective October 1, 2019; and the Town of Wagener, effective January 1.

SCMIT has welcomed the Town of Jefferson as a member, effective as of January 1, and the Town of Wagener, also effective January 1.

For more information about SCMIT and SCMIRF membership, contact Meredith Kaiser, underwriting manager, at or 803.933.1279. 

RMS Board Changes

SCMIT bids farewell to Gary Coleman, who served as a member of the SCMIT board for six years. He is the city manager for the City of Laurens.

SCMIRF bids farewell to Robert Garner, who served as a member of the SCMIRF board for eight years. He is a council member for the City of Union.

"SCMIT and SCMIRF extend their gratitude to Gary and Robert for their years of service," said Director of Risk Management Services Heather Ricard. "Their insight and leadership will be missed."

The SCMIT board welcomes Shawn Bell to the board. He will be filling the unexpired term of Suzanne Anderson. He is the city administrator of the City of Fountain Inn. The SCMIRF board, meanwhile, welcomes Allison Harvey to the board. She is the city administrator of the Town of Clover.

2020 Risk Management Services Training

Mark your calendar for the 2020 training courses for SCMIT and SCMIRF members. Registration for the Active Assailant training is open. Register online at
Active Assailant Training [Risk Management Institute Elective Course]
Law Enforcement Liability [Risk Management Institute Elective Course]
Workers' Compensation Nuts and Bolts [Risk Management Institute Core Course]
RMS Annual Members Meeting [Risk Management Institute Elective Course]
Public Works/Sanitation/Utilities Training [Risk Management Institute Core Course]