Praetorian Digital Launches LocalGov Academy to Address Challenge of Increased Liability and a Changing Workforce within State, County and Local Public Entities

Offers 175 online courses ranging from human resources to general safety, public works and transit operations as well as more than 1,000 in public safety and emergency response

San Francisco, CA – Praetorian Digital, the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, today announced the launch of LocalGov Academy, a comprehensive online training and learning management platform serving public entities, including government employees at the state, county or city level.

Praetorian Digital Launches LocalGov AcademyLocalGov Academy offers a robust course library, with 175 courses used and vetted by some of the top risk pools insuring municipalities nationwide and more than 1,000 additional courses and videos available for public safety departments, including Police, Corrections and Fire. This comprehensive library is provided on the powerful learning management system technology behind the PoliceOne and FireRescue1 Academy trusted by more than 1300 departments. In addition to market-leading e-Learning content, LocalGov Academy offers an all-inclusive learning and records management system to streamline delivery and tracking of training to employees to ensure compliance, lower liability exposure and mitigate risk. Administrative features allow any municipality to run an efficient and effective training program to improve employee engagement and meet training mandates, including group administration, credential management, custom course creation, assignments, offline training tracking and more – all customized to meet the distinct needs of local government.

With unprecedented reach across public safety and local government, Praetorian Digital is uniquely suited to address the training needs of municipalities of all sizes. LocalGov Academy leverages the content expertise of Praetorian’s EfficientGov.com, one of the leading online resources for municipal leaders, elected officials and city managers. It also extends the reach of LocalGovU, the leading source of training courses for public entity risk pools, insurers and brokers. The launch provides municipalities with access to Praetorian’s public safety online training portfolio, which includes PoliceOne Academy, CorrectionsOne Academy, EMS1 Academy and FireRescue1 Academy.

 “The launch of LocalGov Academy solidifies our position as a leading provider of premier online training and exceptional content across all functions of local government and expands our mission of delivering critical resources to help local government be more efficient and effective in serving and protecting our communities,” said Alex Ford, CEO of Praetorian Digital. “There is an incredible need for high quality training content, visibility and records management across all functions of local government – from risk pools and insurance providers to individual departments such as fire and police. We’re excited to add LocalGov Academy as another tool to address those challenges.”

To learn more about LocalGov Academy, visit www.localgovacademy.com.

About Praetorian Digital

Founded in 1999, Praetorian Digital is the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market. Our properties are visited by more than 6 million public safety and local government officials every month and count over 1.3 million first responders and government personnel as members. Praetorian owns and operates PoliceOne.com, FireRescue1.com, FireChief.com, EMS1.com, CorrectionsOne.com, Military1.com and EfficientGov.com as well as more than 15 topical websites providing resources ranging from accredited online training to grant funding assistance. We are deeply committed to providing cutting-edge information and resources that help first responders, government officials and military personnel better protect themselves and serve their communities. For more information, visit www.PraetorianDigital.com.

About EfficientGov

EfficientGov is one of the leading informational websites geared towards providing feedback and guidance to city managers and elected officials on how to navigate the operational and fiscal challenges facing municipalities today. With cities and counties being tasked to do more with fewer resources, EfficientGov aims to spread the word about the best practices local government can implement to evolve with the changing trends of the industries they service. For more information, visit www.efficientgov.com.

About LocalGov Academy

LocalGov Academy is an innovative online learning solution that drives increased employee engagement through dynamic learning content and technology. With a goal of reducing liability and mitigating risk, we work hand in hand with municipalities to provide high quality training that yields enhanced productivity and effectiveness. Offering 175 online courses for public entities covering topics ranging from customer service to health and wellness, human resources development and more, LocalGov Academy helps meet the challenges of the changing workforce within local government.  For more information, visit www.localgovacademy.com.