Safety Training | Hot 5

  • Published: July 13, 2015

    1. Insurance Safety Training Updates

    The various ACCA-sponsored training sessions for the Safety Incentive Discount Program (SIDP) are well underway. Already deputies had their first Below 100 training in Sylacauga in June. The SIDP-required Deputy Training will be offered Aug. 12 in Houston County and Aug. 27 in Baldwin County. Seating is limited so Safety Coordinators in the surrounding Fund Member counties need to make sure at least two deputies (not the same ones as last year) are registered ASAP. More information Other deputy training sessions are being scheduled around the state but have not yet been finalized. The first Safety Coordinator training was held this past Wednesday in Decatur. Registration for the other three Safety Coordinator training sessions should be made at least two weeks prior to the date of the session you wish to attend. Use this Training Form to register. Scheduling of the Public Officials/Administrative Staff training will be finalized and announced soon. Please check the Insurance-related Training & Resources page at If you have questions about SIDP training, contact Marcia Collier at 334-263-7594 or


    2. ACCA Convention Fishing Expedition

    We are going deep sea fishing Aug. 17, so if you haven’t signed up yet, please register online ASAP. We ask for you to arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. at the Reel Surprise Charter Docks and the boat will leave at 1:00 p.m. for a 6-hour fishing expedition. Reel Surprise is located at 27267 Perdido Beach Boulevard at the San Roc Cay Marina. The registration fee is $95/person for county officials, county employees and their guests. A fishing license is not required. The fee covers lunch, drinks and fishing equipment (rods, reels, bait and tackle). If you have questions, contact Jennifer Datcher at


    3. ACAA Webinar This Week

    Make sure you register for the Association of County Administrators of Alabama’s July webinar, set for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. You can count on a fast-paced 30-minute briefing and question-and-answer session that will give you all the latest on current and upcoming events and issues.


    4. Pilot Program for Debt Collection Opens Statewide 

    If your county is interested in joining the Income Tax Set Off Program for Counties, please review this memo with forms for details about what has to be done by Aug. 14. The service has worked well in its first year, and now the pilot program is open statewide. This service allows counties to seek payments of debts through off-setting a portion of the debtor’s Alabama state income tax refund. Counties will have the opportunity to sign up once a year.


    5. Team 2021 On Deck

    Work on the Association’s new strategic plan continues on July 23 when Team 2021, a diverse group of county officials and employees, will gather for a day-long visioning exercise. Designed to generate a broad landscape of ideas for the Association’s future, the group’s “vision” for the year 2021 will be discussed in depth during the ACCA convention in August.

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