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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, purchase the manual, customize it to your needs and issue it to all of your personnel. Also available for only $195 when you register for one of our seminars.
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.
According to the Dallas Morning News, over four million case notes, audio files, photos, and videos totaling greater than seven terabytes of data have been inappropriately erased recently. According to the paper, the District Attorney’s Office and Dallas PD have estimated that the data loss may have impacted as many as 17,000 cases. Those familiar with the case suggested the data loss is attributable to Dallas PD’s insufficient procedures governing data management. Unfortunately, this is common.
NEW: Free Online Agency Records Management Assessment.
See how your agency is rated.
Think you've got issues in Records? Want to know how your department compares to best-practice?
While it includes a lot of questions to answer (but just the yes or no kind), this self-assessment will only take about 10-15 minutes (assuming you know the answers) and here is the best part...
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.
Intro to Law Enforcement Records Management - $250
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.
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.
Building a successful records unit begins with leadership. The PRI Leadership in Records course is a one-day program designed for enhancing 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.
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.
Crime Stats and NIBRS for the Police Executive -$250
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.
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.
Learn what the law requires regarding 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.
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.
Learn what case management really is and how it affects your NIBRS data, clearance rates, records retention periods, and the procedures needed to keep case status and dispositions correct throughout the course of an investigation and prosecution.
This presentation will include guidance in 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.
Staffing Analysis- Calculating How Many Personnel You Need in Records - $79
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.
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Case Management - $99
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 - $49
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.