Public Safety |
Law Enforcement Workplace Solutions
PERMA is a membership association that partners with public entities throughout New York state to provide comprehensive workplace safety and risk management solutions as well as Workers’ Compensation coverage.
Serving over 100 police departments and districts, each member organization is assigned a dedicated team. Claims are handled using nurse-driven case management with our RN Patient Advocates who can help implement transitional duty plans that reduce costs by returning injured employees safely to work in less time. Additionally, our 97% member retention rate reflects our commitment to personalized service.
Membership in PERMA includes a full range of services tailored to your industry, including:
- Facility Consultation & Risk Assessments
- PTSD Awareness Programming
- Training Opportunities
- 207(c) Education & Referrals
- Claim Reviews
- Data & Injury Analysis/Targeted Interventions
- Advancing Safety Culture
Above & Beyond
PERMA offers several programs and grant opportunities to provide members with added value and access to important resources for their personnel.
Bulletproof Vest Grant
PERMA subsidizes half the cost of new body armor and outer carriers for departments that apply. Research and a PERMA pilot program show that moving some gear from a duty belt to an outer carrier with holders/pockets reduces lower back injuries and claims.
Officer Wellness Grant
PERMA and NYSACOP subsidize the cost for members to offer Cordico Shield, a customizable and confidential wellness app with a focus on mental health for first responders.
Lexipol offers customizable public safety policies that are state-specific, as well as hours of online learning content and trainings. In partnership with Lexipol, PERMA offers discounted rates for first time subscribers.
Public Safety Risk Management Specialist, Pete Frisoni, is available to consult with departments on improving operational safety. His 31-year career in law enforcement, including eight years as a Chief uniquely qualifies him to provide valuable guidance to our members. He has served on the board of NYSACOP and as president of the Northeastern Chiefs of Police Conference. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College.
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New York State Association of Chiefs
of Police (NYSACOP)
A non-profit organization that supports the more than 500 Chiefs of Police in New York State.
“Our partnership with PERMA has allowed us to bring opportunities to our members. The services and solutions offered by PERMA allow our members to better serve their employees which in turn allows them to better serve their communities.”
– Patrick Phelan, NYSACOP Executive Director
PERMA strives to be the best partner to public employers in New York State by providing Workers’ Compensation coverage, customized workplace solutions, delivering exceptional value with membership, and prioritizing personal and dedicated service to members and their employees.
PERMA was created by municipalities for municipalities and other public entities in New York State and is governed by a Board of Directors composed of municipal members elected to represent the membership.