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7 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting a CAD/RMS Vendor

Article PDF FEBRUARY 2021 There are 7 costly project mistakes which when avoided, can save your department years of headaches, unnecessary costs, and clouds on your career which can follow you until the day you retire. Being associated with a project that fails or a...

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Crime Stats and the Hidden Unknown: Overreporting

December 2020 Ed Claughton, PresidentPRI Management Group Print PDF There is often a hidden unknown, lurching in the background of many police department’s crime statistics that lives on in infamy once outed from the shadows, usually at the most inopportune and...

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The Use and Abuse of the Almighty Police Case #

October 2020 Print PDF Used and abused. That is how the common police case number often feels. Pulled too often, used when it shouldn’t be. The case number serves a key purpose in two areas of law enforcement: records management and crime reporting. Records Management...

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Doing More With Less In Records

September 2020 Ed Claughton, PresidentPRI Management Group Print Article These are disruptive times and the volume of information coming in is steadily increasing while budget constraints are forcing cost saving measures. Once again, public safety professionals are...

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A Word About NIBRS

August 2020 It’s no surprise the FBI will be sunsetting the Summary Reporting System in January 2021.  While your state may accept SRS submissions beyond this target date, ultimately the transition will be required. Statistically, in 2018 there were over one million...

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Records Unit Documentation: Dashboarding

September 2019 John Lynkiewicz, Records Manager Colorado State Patrol Print PDF Often and unfortunately when it comes to resources, law enforcement records units do not fare well in the scramble for staffing or funding. Often because of the nature of what we do as a...

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