Member Programs

Cyber eRiskHub

Public Entities have a responsibility to address cybersecurity threats from both inside and outside their organizations. Failure can result in costly litigation, expenses and penalties against your public entity. But something even more important is at stake: the public's trust. 
PEP is proud to offer the Cyber eRisk Hub, which is now available to multiple individuals within each PEP Member entity. Gain access today to create a Security Plan for your Public Entity.
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Property Appraisal Program

In order to ensure that Member buildings are properly valued, PEP has partnered with a property appraisal firm to conduct appraisals on qualified and scheduled buildings over a five-year period. The details of the program are as follows:
 1. All buildings scheduled at $100,000 or more will be appraised
 2. If a Member does not have a building scheduled at $100,000, the building with the highest value will be appraised
 3. Members will receive a copy of all appraisals.
Members will receive an email advising them of their upcoming appraisal so that the appointment may be conveniently scheduled. Please note this service is being provided as a benefit of PEP membership. For more information, please click here. 

Law Enforcement Resources

Law Enforcement Resources Now Available!
The Public Entities Pool of Ohio is pleased to provide its members with access to Law Enforcement Policies (including Ohio Collaborative Compliant Policies) and Online Training – all free of charge to PEP members!
PEP has partnered with a law enforcement vendor, Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute (LLRMI), to provide policies and online training that are compliant with both federal law and the laws of the State of Ohio and the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.  To access the policies and online training, please click the link below.  Then click on Law Enforcement Policies or Law Enforcement Online training, fill out the form, and click "Submit.”  Once your PEP membership is verified, you will receive a welcome email providing a username, and allowing you to set a password for accessing LLRMI’s Learning Library.
The Policy Learning Library contains more than 75 sample policies and forms that are available for downloading and customization.  All users will be notified in the event of a change to a policy or form so that members will always have access to current policies and forms.  In addition to the policies and forms, more than 150 short, relevant online training modules are also available in the Online Training Learning Library for viewing.  Officers can train at their convenience, on topics relevant to law enforcement, and Chiefs will be able to access the data relative to officer training.
24/7 online technical support is available through the vendor.

Legal Access Hotline

Every Member of the Pool is now eligible to receive up to 90 minutes of free legal consultation per year! Examples of  legal consultation include: Human Resources, Zoning & Land Use and Open Records/Open Meetings.
Authorized PEP member representatives seeking legal consultation services may now call the PEP Legal Access Hotline to request up to 90-minutes of free advice, guidance, or information on various legal subject matters. An independent team of legal professionals is ready and available to professionally and promptly support and service the legal inquiries of PEP members. 
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PEP+ Grant

The Public Entities Pool of Ohio (PEP) board is pleased to announce the renewal of the loss control and risk management initiative: the PEP+ Grant! Members may now receive up to $1000 on a first come, first served basis. 

Don't Forget: 
Loss Control and Risk Management Initiatives now include Loss Control Training!

Program Details:

The PEP+ Grant Program is only available to PEP Members. All PEP Members are encouraged to participate and apply for a grant during the application period of January 1 through December 31, 2020. Applications that are incomplete or are not submitted within the  required  time frame may be determined ineligible. Each applicant must be a PEP member both at the time of submission and at the time funds are issued. Approved funds will be issued once PEP membership is verified.

Only qualifying expenses will be considered for the PEP+ Grant funds. Qualified expenses include safety items wherein the primary purpose of the item is the prevention or reduction of liability claims or property losses.

The funds are available for purchases or expenses incurred during the application period.

Examples of qualified expenses include, but are not limited to: Playground Safety Material, Safety Signage, Safety Cones or Other Hazard Warning Items, Sexual Harassment Training, Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), Fire Extinguishers, Warning Sirens, Reflective Materials, Firefighter Training

The PEP+ Grant Program has a brief application that may be found by clicking here or by emailing 

All PEP Members are invited and encouraged to participate in this new grant program.


Thank you again for approving our 2019 PEP+ Grant Application which was written and used to provide Fire Department Safety Training on May 20-22, 2019.  The training consisted of a program for live-fire training with members from other Lake County, Ohio, Fire Departments, with an emphasis on high rise buildings. Needless to say, the training is essential to our fire operations and the grant served to provide this community need.

Robert M. Weger, Mayor/Safety Director for the City of Willoughby Hills

Resource eLibrary

PEP continues to look for ways to provide helpful resources and valuable training to its members. The Resource eLibrary provides members with access to hundreds of safety DVDs and over 500 online training courses. In addition, PEP provides its members with access to hundreds of helpful, up-to-date employment and human resources, forms, policies, and procedures.