July 2024

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PRI's Recent Projects

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Cost-Efficient Training Options for Your Budget Constraints

Securing funds for training is a challenge. Explore PRI's tiered pricing to maximize the value of your training budget.

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  1. Register the initial attendee at the regular price.
  2. Enjoy a 25% adjustment for the second attendee.
  3. The third attendee benefits from a 35% adjustment.
  4. For the fourth attendee and beyond, a 50% adjustment is automatically applied.

No need for codes – our adjusted pricing is effortlessly integrated.

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Free Online Agency Records Management Assessment

Think you've got issues in Records? Want to know how your department compares to best-practice?

After you take the assessment, you'll receive an instant findings report with a grade based on your answers. And, you will be able to download our Law Enforcement Records Management and Technology Governance Guide.

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See what PRI does and how we can get your department beyond industry standards and in compliance.

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NIBRS Report Writing Manual

How would you like to improve the quality of your reporting and ensure compliance with NIBRS? Having this instructive manual is the first step.

Available for purchase and download (customizable MS Word doc) on our site for only $479. Also available for only $195 when you register for one of our seminars. 


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What is PRI?

PRI is a highly specialized consulting firm that provides public safety agencies information management and technology consulting, advisory, training, and project management services.

With core competencies in public records compliance, UCR/NIBRS, CJIS, RMS/CAD systems, and digital transformation, PRI has proudly served agencies throughout the U.S. since 2008. 

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Honoring Independence: The Significance of The 4th of July

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Despite the efforts that continue to this day to divide the nation, to bastardize the original intent of the rule of law and constitutional freedoms, to create hatred and assault of our government leaders, America will continue to survive. It has endured so much more and will continue to endure the trivial efforts of pundits, naysayers and self-proclaimed messengers of resistance.

Nothing shall compare to the wisdom of those who created the United States of America, save for that of the creator himself, God almighty.

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Good digital evidence management begins with retention.

Problem: Data is everywhere, likely stored in several places or several formats, with growing storage fees.

Solution: Implement good policies and retention schedules. Conduct a cost-benefit analysis to find the right system that meets your needs. Develop sound business process to prevent duplication of data, and of effort. Learn how PRI can help.

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Lock in and secure reduced rates with our budget-friendly training packages—purchase now and select courses later, perfect for taking advantage of the new budget year!

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Property/Evidence Courses

Digital Evidence Management

In this class you will learn best practices for the creation, collection, management, and destruction of digital evidence. Learn about the importance of case management and disposition in the retention of digital evidence, including auditing and mitigating against lost files. Understand the relationship between evidence and records, and how something can be both.

Topics include:

  • Tagging BWC videos
  • Managing law enforcement body-worn and dash-camera video
  • Crime scene photos
  • Documents such as evidentiary records and where they should be stored

Property and Evidence Management

In this class you will learn about effective management of property and evidence operations, items, and systems. To help ensure compliance, and lower risk and liability, law enforcement agencies must recognize the high-liability nature of this function, and the importance of having consistent personnel, oversight, and program policy.

You will learn about best practices for inventories, auditing, and guidelines for destroying property and evidence, and the requirement for this unit, and your records unit, to closely collaborate and reconcile records and property on an ongoing basis.

Topics include:

  • Audits and inventories
  • Chain of custody
  • Use of technology
  • Reconciling case dispositions with property/evidence operations
  • Maintaining proper records
  • Disposing of evidence
  • Policy

Records Management Courses

Managing Police Records

In this class you will learn records management principles and legal requirements, including determining how long records must be kept, when they should be destroyed, records formats and storage mediums, imaging records, and developing a records management program for your agency. You will also learn a modernized approach to managing agency files both electronically and those which are still on paper.


Intro to Law Enforcement Records Management

New to Records? In this informative course, you will learn records management procedures in law enforcement, including retention, review, and disposition of paper and electronic records. This training is specifically designed to orient you to basic procedures and best practices and can be attended by personnel from any state.

Going Paperless: Why and How

Legacy approaches for managing records and the prevalence of manual, paper-driven business processes are indications of a real need for digital transformation… modernizing how you create, share, store, and access information and how you provide service to both employees and external stakeholders.

CAD/RMS Procurement and Project Management

Your technology project’s success or failure will have a lasting impact on your agency and career. Make sure it goes right by attending this high-impact learning and networking event, and leave with the tools you need to fast-track getting the right system. This executive-level course is a money-back guaranteed program that will lower the risk of project failure and help ensure a successful procurement process.

Eliminating Risk and Liability in Records -

Attendees will participate in strategic risk analysis and prevention and learn how to implement the approaches needed to protect the agency. You’ll receive various resources/tools for the agency- and self-assessment risk analysis, measuring key performance indicators, and keeping track of productivity.

Public Records and Compliance Courses

Intro to Sealing and Expunging Records

In this 2-hour state-specific course, learn what the law says about sealing and expunging records and best practices for processing these court orders. Topics Include:

  • Overview of state law
  • Processing court orders
  • Understanding the difference between a sealed and expunged record
  • Who has access to these records

Criminal Law vs. NIBRS: Accurate Coding of Offense Reports

The difference between criminal law definitions and NIBRS offense definitions requires understanding the importance of reconciling state statutes/codes and NIBRS offenses to ensure accurate classification of crimes. Assuming your RMS automatically assigns the correct code for every offense will lead to inaccurate crime data. Learn how state criminal laws are counted for NIBRS purposes and how they should be coded. This training includes practical scenarios commonly found in offense reports.

California Public Records Act

A one-day in-depth course covering the California Public Records Act and how to respond to subpoenas. Taught by California's resident expert, Joseph Surges, learn the ins and outs of public records requests from a practitioner's perspective.

Releasing and Redacting Law Enforcement Records

Learn how to identify and redact information from police reports, audio, video, juvenile, traffic records, personnel records, and internal affairs records following state law. You will also learn which exemptions may apply beyond the closure of a case, and your state’s requirements for managing requests for records including time requirements, acceptable request methods, fees, and best practices for protecting the interests of both the requester and your agency. This class includes the latest legislative changes/updates.

Crime Reporting and NIBRS Courses

Crime Stats and NIBRS for the Police Executive

NIBRS is here, so learn all about it in this one-day, extraordinarily informative course about your crime stats. This course is for those who need to understand the changes, how the numbers work, how to keep them accurate, and how they will change.

Writing Reports NIBRS Style

Whether you are transitioning to NIBRS or already there, this practical and informative course will help your officers, FTO's, supervisors, and records personnel better understand crime reporting. In addition to learning about NIBRS and crime reporting under this program, personnel will understand their respective roles in the report writing, reviewing, and coding process. 

Transitioning To NIBRS

This presentation will include a 4-step guide to ensuring your agency successfully transitions to NIBRS. There’s a lot more involved than just updating your system. 

Hate Crimes: Reporting NIBRS Bias-Based Offenses

This presentation will include guidance in the recognition, proper documentation, and reporting of bias-based offenses to NIBRS. Reporting issues and discrepancies rest on the shoulders of law enforcement agencies, which share local data with the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. 

Case Management: Status and Disposition of Cases

Learn what case management is and how it affects your NIBRS data, clearance rates, record retention periods, and the procedures needed to keep case status and dispositions correct throughout an investigation and prosecution.

Report Writing 102: What the Academy Doesn't Teach

Every report must contain the information needed to correctly document a crime, aid detectives in follow-up investigations, ensure a conviction, and lessen the burden on reviewing supervisors and records personnel.

Reviewing and Approving Reports: Who should do it and how

Learn how to bring clarity, consistency, and buy-in to the importance of rejecting and correcting errors through a two-tiered review process that ensures transparency, prevents risk in court testimony and resolves the challenge of getting everyone on the same page. Learn how to review reports, correct errors, and document changes to reports the right way.

LEOKA and Cargo Theft: Specialized NIBRS

With cargo theft on the rise each year, proper reporting is critical. This training is intended to assist law enforcement agencies in reporting incidents of cargo theft to the NIBRS program. It addresses the types of offenses that constitute a Cargo Theft incident, how to identify cargo theft, and guidelines for reporting cargo theft.

Leadership, Staffing, and Management Courses

Leadership in Police Records

Building a successful records unit begins with leadership. The PRI Leadership in Records course is a one-day program designed to enhance leadership awareness and competencies. The course focuses on the mindset and skills required to successfully lead and work as part of a records team. 

You will learn how to contribute to the motivation of staff and develop effective teams to meet your agency’s objectives. Learn about the different personality types, how to better manage conflict, increase communication, and help others embrace change more effectively. 

Staffing Analysis- Calculating How Many Personnel You Need in Records

Learn how to correctly calculate how many personnel are needed in your Records Unit. Using a detailed staffing model based on quantity and time measurements of work tasks, this data-driven approach reveals true staffing needs.

On-Demand Training

These web-based, self-paced courses can be purchased for anyone in your agency to complete. Upon registering, you’ll receive a link to join the webinar with instructions. Check your junk mail folder in case you don’t see it.

Case Management

Duration: about 1.5 hours.

This self-paced online accessible course takes the student through an immersive learning experience beyond the live seminar version and can be completed by anyone in your department. Duration: about 1.5 hours.

We see many departments keeping closed cases forever, over-and under-reporting crime data, and misreporting their clearance rates, all due to issues in the world of case management. From too many status options in the RMS to gaps in case management procedure, learn the procedures needed to maintain the proper status and disposition of cases throughout the course of an investigation and the judicial process.

Records Employee Performance Improvement Plans

Improving employee performance and resolving “issues” comes down to having quantifiable accountability measures. Learn how to develop and implement an employee performance improvement plan (PIP) in this interactive, self-paced course.

The course includes downloadable sample PIP’s and forms for tracking performance.

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