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 and pointage based on your answers. And, you will be able to download our Law Enforcement Records Management and Technology Governance Guide, free.
PRI is a highly specialized 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 digital transformation, PRI has proudly served agencies throughout the U.S. since 2008.
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The job of records management is more important than most who work in law enforcement realize. Information is the lifeblood of the agency. When mismanaged, records and data impede the success of its mission, whether it be public safety, community relations, or reform.
The correctness of information in law enforcement can mean the difference between one’s freedom, or arrest, obtaining justice, or letting a suspect go free, the ability to get a job, or remain unemployed, and even life or death.
Manage Your Public Records and Video Requests with Ease
GovQuest combines the best public records compliance training, model business practices, and ease-of-use SaaS technology to reduce the daily burden of records requests and ensure compliance with open records law.
Top 3 Reasons for Public Records Lawsuits
Taking too long to process requests.
Incorrect redaction or release of public information.
Making access to public records unnecessarily difficult.
We created GovQuest to enable departments to automate the management of the open records request process from the moment they are received to the moment they are approved for release. GovQuest replaces inefficient, manual processes with a completely web-based CJIS-compliant system.
Report Writing 102: What the Academy Doesn't Teach $259per person
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 placed on reviewing supervisors and records personnel.
Reviewing and Approving Reports: Who should do it and how - $259 per person
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.
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 or withholding records from the public. 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 - $259per person
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.
Digital Transformation in Law Enforcement - $195per person
Legacy approaches to 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 - $359per person
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.
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.
Criminal Law for Records Personnel - $259per person
This highly educational program will provide the legal training your Records personnel need to correctly decipher the events described in your agency's police reports. In order to reconcile what a police officer writes in a narrative with the classification of the reports and how it should be counted for NIBRS purposes, understanding criminal statutes is imperative.
Evidence & Records: retention and destruction $259 per person
Attendees learn what the law requires regarding the maintenance, retention, and disposition of public records held as evidence. How long should digital evidence be kept? What about other records associated with the case? When a court disposition has been received authorizing the disposition of evidence, is it okay to destroy it? Are there additional retention requirements? This course helps resolve the confusion around records vs. evidence concerns.
Florida Sunshine Law for Law Enforcement - $259 per person
A one-day course covering the application of Florida Chapter 119 to law enforcement records. This seminar focuses on public records held specifically by law enforcement agencies and understanding what should or should not be released to the public according to Florida law and corresponding legal opinions.
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.
Redacting Records: What Can and Cannot Be Released - $159 per person
Learn how to identify and redact information from police reports, audio, video, juvenile, and traffic records following state law. You will also learn which exemptions may apply beyond the closure of the case.
Crime Stats and NIBRS for the Police Executive - $259 per person
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 and how the numbers work, how to keep them accurate and how they will change.
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.
This presentation will include guidance on the requirements for reporting hate crimes, cargo theft, and LEOKA. NIBRS requires certain reporting criteria for these types of crimes. Learn how to document and report them correctly.
Case Management in Law Enforcement - $159 per person
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 the course of an investigation and prosecution.
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 - $99 per person
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.
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.
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.
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.