Criminal Justice Information Compliance and Innovation

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

CAD/RMS Systems Replacement and NIBRS Transitioning

September 3, 2018 PRI Awarded 3-year Contract with County Sheriff's Office After a lengthy, competitive purchasing process, PRI is pleased to announce it has been awarded a three-year contract with a large California county sheriff’s office to manage the agency's...

Tolleson, AZ Police Records Assessment

August 2018 The Tolleson, AZ Police Department has contracted PRI to conduct a records management and technology systems assessment to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for efficiency gains and standardization in the management of agency records and...

PRI instructs for MO Police Chiefs Command College Course

The MO Police Chiefs Association includes a block of instruction in its Command College on police records management (what records can be released, how long they must be kept, BWC video records, and NIBRS).  Such important information for future leaders- a topic all...

Southern University Contracts with PRI

The Southern University Police Department has hired PRI's records management division to build a modern information management program.  Our services will include drafting retention schedules and working with the Louisiana Secretary of State's office for their...