In This Issue April 2017
MO Police Chiefs Training

PRI will be providing 3 days of training May 2-4th for the MO Police Chief's Association.


Training is certified for POST Continuing Education 25 Total LE CEHS.) 


Registration info.

Do You Know...

You can't "unfound" a case that doesn't involve a crime?  Unfounded means either: 


1) The reported crime was determined not to involve an actual crime.  In other words, your report may be titled a crime but its status is changed to unfounded because the investigation determined it actually was not a crime.


2) The reported crime happened outside of your jurisdiction. 


By leaving the report titled as a crime, you are showing that your agency documented what was reported to it but have verified a crime didn't happen (and you're not leaving room for accusations of cooking the books).


If you are initiating a report to assist another agency, then an AOA is appropriate.


See our NIBRS page here and be sure to read the UCR or NIBRS users manual for details.

More Records News
FL considers records exemption for witnesses to homicides


OH Supreme Court rules police video is public record

MO police union sues department over records 

PD sued for removing critical Facebook comments 

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Police Records in the News

What PRI says: when are we going to learn?  Filming the police is perfectly legal.  Don't get your feathers ruffled because someone is filming you doing your job! We cover this in our training and encourage you to cover it in your agency as well.  Smile and keep on doin' what you're doin'.

What PRI says: not good. 

What PRI says: good for you Jennifer- keep up the good work!
What PRI says: not good.  Had Denver attended one of our many CO public records trainings they could have avoided this (maybe they will now!)
What PRI says: this is thanks to people who abuse the open records process and file frivolous gotcha lawsuits. Floridians-you know who we're talking about!
NIBRS Conversion Training
We now have NIBRS training and conversion services. To have a successful transition requires much more than just making some changes to RMS. We have a 6 step model to ensure success from start to finish- planning all the way through to certification. Learn about NIBRS reporting, how to ensure accurate data, quality control procedure and what is required to make the transition in our live webinar.

You asked- we answered! Yes we are pleased to now offer online training in addition to our seminars.  Currently we have open records and NIBRS training webinars scheduled.




WEBINARS: Public Records/FOIA for Law Enforcement

Louisiana (online) April 26
Illinois (online) May 11
South Carolina (online) May 31st

Learn what records can and cannot be released, what the time limits are for responding to requests for records, how much you can charge and how citizens can request copies of records.  Get the information you need to keep your agency in compliance. This course will include a review of state law, Attorney General Opinions and case law related to the proper management of requests for records.

After this training, you'll be able to navigate the nuances of records exemptions, privacy law, confidential records, fees, format and timing requirements for your state. Learn how to apply South Carolina records law to your agency's records.
  • Body-worn camera video
  • Incident reports
  • Arrest reports
  • Accident reports/citations
  • Personnel records
  • Confidential information
  • Intelligence and investigative records



Body-worn Camera Records: Law, Policy, Practice

The management and dissemination of BWC recordings is a rather, albeit unnecessarily, contentious issue in public safety. 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. 

Concord, CA April 20
Culver City, CA May 10
Amarillo, TX June 8
Land O' Lakes, FL June 15
Learn what the law requires. Is it a record or is it evidence? 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?

Orlando, FL April 4

This is a hands-on course and participants will need to bring their own laptop with Excel 2010 or higher.  Sample data files, reports, and other materials used in the training will be provided.

This course provides a working knowledge of crime analysis and some ways your agency can implement basic crime analysis on a shoestring budget.  The task of providing statistics often falls to records or communications personnel.

Ensure the success of your records management operations with our consulting services:
  • NIBRS conversion
  • Retention schedules/records destruction
  • Document imaging
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Digital records management
  • Report corrections procedure
  • IT systems planning and implementation