About Edward Claughton


Lt. Edward Claughton (ret.) a 20 year law enforcement veteran and founder of PRI Management Group, is a public safety records and IT management consultant with deep expertise in public records compliance, UCR/NIBRS and IT systems.

Ed specializes in bringing about organizational improvement, reporting accuracy and public records compliance through the effective management of information and the procurement, implementation and management of new public safety technologies.  As a recognized expert in the field he has provided project management, business process design and technical consultative and training services to nearly 200 public safety agencies. He has managed projects involving public safety systems including CAD/RMS/MFR and regional information sharing systems, and also specializes in auditing agencies crime statistics.

Ed has a keen eye for seeing the big picture and quickly identifying areas where there is room for improvement.  His business process re-engineering efforts seek to eliminate redundant information management procedure, flatten organizational information workflows and eliminate duplicitous work product approval procedure. His expertise stems from an extensive law enforcement career as a police lieutenant specializing in records and technology services and criminal investigations.  He has professional experience planning, assessing, and managing public safety records management projects including building new police records units and assessing current operations.

Ed is passionate about good government and strongly promotes finding creative solutions for eliminating bureaucracy in public safety.  His records management and UCR workshops have received excellent reviews and he has been a requested speaker for the IACP, CLEARS, LERMA, PEAF and ARMA.

Edward Claughton holds a Masters in Criminal Justice from Boston University and is a certified law enforcement auditor and public records manager.

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