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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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Public concerns about the accuracy of the police department crime statistics have been addressed by this comprehensive review. The report details exactly how the errors occurred and what we need to do to fix them. This exhaustive report will serve as a basic template for every police department in the country that has experienced crime data errors.

Executive Director

Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission

Your experience and expertise in the area of police operations, crime data and records management was a valuable resource that I would be happy to call on again, should the need arise.

Office of Internal Audit

Metropolitan Nashville

Vancouver RMS Replacement Project

By Katy Sword, Columbian staff writer Published: November 13, 2017, 6:01 AM The Columbian The Vancouver Police Department is in the market for a new software program. Known as a records management system, the program in question manages police reports,...

UCR Audit

OCTBOBER 2017 What happens when one city is ranked the most violent in the state and the stats may be wrong?  They turn to PRI to conduct an independent audit to assess the data, systems, code tables and reporting methodology to determine what the stats should be....

Clark County WA contracts with PRI for staffing study

August 2017 Clark County WA has engaged PRI to conduct a study of the Sheriff's Office records operations to determine necessary and appropriate staffing levels. PRI will inventory and assess all business processes, workload, operational conditions, population growth...

Vancouver WA hires PRI for records archive project

May 2017 What do you do with all those boxes of records in the warehouse when the building is sold? In Vancouver, they hire PRI to ensure they are all taken care of. Over several decades of microfilm, hard copy case files and imaged records must be inventoried,...