March 2018
Legal Updates

New public records anti-gotcha lawsuit statute in effect; prevents people like Joel Chandler from filing frivolous lawsuits.

New juvenile records law in effect.

New public records exemption for police video records

Judge says Vegas police can recover costs for shooting records


Transitioning to NIBRS
$79/person (with personalized certificate of completion, reference materials, Q&A)

The FBI has announced that all agencies will be reporting crime data via the NIBRS program by 2021. Learn about what is required to make a successful transition. We have a 4 step model to ensure success from start to finish- planning all the way through to certification.

Pending scheduling

Digital Transformation: going truly paperless in law enforcement
$149 per agency

Does your agency print reports out and file them?  Do you maintain paper case files?  Do you scan everything?  Do you print MS Word forms and fill them out with a pen?  Does your prosecutor's office demand "the original" paper copy?  Do you sign documents...with a pen?

This very practical and highly informative webinar teaches you exactly what you need to know to convert existing forms to fillable PDFs, maintain all agency records electronically and send them electronically.  We answer all those questions regarding the legality of electronic forms and signatures and provide the statutes. Learn about what should be scanned and what should be left as is. 

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What is PRI?

PRI is a highly specialized management consulting firm that provides public safety agencies records management, IT and crime data consulting, training and project management services. With core competencies in public records compliance, UCR/NIBRS, CJIS, RMS/CAD systems and records operations, PRI has proudly served over 1400 agencies since 2008.  
299 Alhambra Circle, Suite 316
Coral Gables, FL. 33134

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Ensure the success of your records management operations with our consulting services:
  • IT systems project management
  • NIBRS conversion
  • Retention schedules/records destruction
  • Document imaging
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Digital records management
Just one of the things we can fix...that file warehouse that nobody knows what to do with.
Love this one..."Sent to storage 6/30/15"

Thanks for telling me. Now, what's in the box?
3 signs the wheels are coming off your CAD/RMS/WMS project
If your city/county is in the process of a tech project involving your agency, be aware of the signs that indicate trouble ahead.  


1) The development and/or publishing of the RFP for a new system is taking much longer than expected.  A typical CAD/RMS or warrant management system RFP should take no longer than one year to publish.  If the document is lingering in the "it's still being worked on" status for much longer than that, it's time to worry.


2) If executing the contract with the chosen vendor seems to be a never-ending effort, it's time to figure out what's really going on.  If the city/county attorney, finance director, or other project decision maker is "just really busy", chances are something else is amiss.


3) If the consulting firm hired to assist with the project terminates their contract, it's probably because they're not getting paid.  And it's probably the real reason for #2 above- there's no money. 

Does your prosecutors' office require the "original"?
It's utterly amazing that in 2018, we still have police agencies driving case files to the court and prosecutor's office.  Driving.  In a car.  That's what happens when they want the...."original".  Or when CJIS security policy is a concern- something that can be easily overcome. 

Our Training Seminars
Body Worn Camera Records: Law, Policy, Practice $385 
A two day program

The management and dissemination of BWC recordings is a rather, albeit unnecessarily, contentious issue. Whether or not the video shall be released according to the law is one matter while the decision to voluntarily release it is another. These issues are often conflated with the preservation of videos as "evidence"- a separate matter altogether from public records law.  In this 2 day course, in-depth practical information including legal requirements and best practices combined with a hands-on policy development exercise will be provided by subject matter experts from law enforcement.

Managing Police Records 
Retention and release of records
In this class you will learn how to determine how long records must be kept, in what format, when they can be destroyed and what the legal requirements are for releasing information to the public.

Building a Model Police Records Unit
A two day program
The only one of its kind, in this two day course learn how to minimize liability, improve performance, empower the records function, build professionalism, and increase customer service. Designed for records managers, clerks and supervisors, this course teaches you how to run the records unit as if it were a business: efficiently, legally and customer focused. Learn practical techniques that will improve the operations of this critical support component.

Evidence & Records: retention and destruction    $195
This course focuses on the proper management of the records related to evidence and property. Learn what the law requires. How long should evidence be kept? What about the records associated with the case? When the court sends a letter saying the evidence can be destroyed, should it be?  

 Crime Stats and NIBRS for the Police Executive $159
NIBRS is coming- learn all about it in this 1 day, extraordinarily informative course about your crime stats. This course is for those who need to understand the changes that are coming and how the numbers work, how to keep them accurate and how they will change.
Training Reviews
"I had the pleasure of attending your webinar yesterday on converting to NIBRS. It was excellent."

"The webinar was very informative and well put together.  It was very easy to take in."
Manatee Sheriff's Office

"I have attended many seminars and training classes over the last 20 years in law enforcement; I have to say with certainty, yours was simply amazing. You are very informed about the topic you teach. VERY informed."
Pleasant Hill PD

"I just recently attended one of your classes in Salina KS, which was one of the best classes I have ever attended by the way.  You spoke about a correction list that you would send to us if we emailed you.  Would you mind forwarding that to me?"
Norman, OK PD

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