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Making Sure Your CAD/RMS Project Goes Right

Edward Claughton Print .pdf Last week a police department in Pennsylvania made the news because its 1.2 million dollar RMS and field reporting project isn't going well. The system is not doing what it was promised to do and what should have been a 1 year project has...

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Is Records Management Taken Seriously At Your Agency?

Edward Claughton July 2012 Print .pdf Is your police records unit undervalued? Are the employees who work there appreciated? Is the records management function one that is taken seriously? If not, then it's time to take an inventory of this important area of your...

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Alphabet Soup: NIEM, JIEM, GJXML. What Does It All Mean?

PRI Management Group May 2012 While information sharing in law enforcement isn't (in the grand scheme of things) a new concept, it is still new territory for many. Even with the Bureau of Justice Assistance tremendous efforts of making informational resources and...

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Using UCR to compare your department

PRI Management Group October 2011 Print .pdf Can a police department use its UCR stats to compare itself (productivity, efficiency, etc.) to other departments?  No!  When can UCR be used for comparative purposes? To compare itself from year to year.   First, lets see...

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Are your crime stats accurate?

PRI Management Group Print .pdf Yes, crime stats and UCR are two very different things (more on that in a minute) and now more than ever it's time to be sure yours are correct.  Has the media knocked on your door yet?  Have your numbers been called into question even...

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Police records accuracy and efficiency

PRI Management Group Print .PDF When police departments produce crime statistics which are inaccurate, whether through UCR or in-house reports, the impact can be felt on various levels (that is if the inaccuracy is discovered). Questions may come from the public,...

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Leadership in Police Records Units

PRI Management Group Print. pdf If you have attended my Building a Model Police Records Section seminar you know that I am a fan of change.  Change is a good thing so long as it makes sense and is needed. However problems can arise when change is made simply for the...

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Today’s records management is everyone’s business

PRI Management Group Print .pdf There is no doubt technology is the driving force of law enforcement today.  Information led policing and the use of advanced software programs has been the approach for some time now.  Yet with it has come an unintended and not always...

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So just how long should you keep your records?

PRI Management Group Print .pdf How long should you keep records and data?  While the simple answer is refer to your state’s records retention schedules, the reality is there are several things to consider before destroying your agency’s information.  This includes...

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