Crime Stats & NIBRS for the Police Executive

Seminar Overview

Who should attend: Executives needing a practical understanding of NIBRS. Note, some of the material in this course overlaps with our Writing Reports NIBRS Style course.  If you have taken that course, we don’t recommend taking this one as well.  This is strictly designed for administrative/executive personnel.

Reading a NIBRS report is one thing; articulating the numbers to those who ask about them is something entirely different. We teach you what you need to know to understand, explain, review, and report your crime statistics correctly. Learn the common mistakes in crime reporting that lead to questioned crime stats. Ensure your agency stays out of the headlines and free of questionable crime reporting.


Topics include:

  • Is your agency recording and reporting crime correctly?
  • The difference between NIBRS definitions and state statutes.
  • Are your officers reporting multiple offense cases correctly?
  • Validating and presenting NIBRS stats.
  • How are crimes counted?
  • How are cases cleared?
  • Arrests vs. clearances.
  • When can you really exceptionally clear a case?
  • Learn the most common causes of erroneous stats.

Upon registering, you’ll receive a link to join the webinar with instructions.  Check your junk mail folder in case you don’t see it.

Included materials

Materials will be provided for download during the webinar including:

  • Course slides
  • Articles of interest
  • Course certificate

Optional Materials For Purchase and Download When You Register

Case management course on-demand for your agency $49

Receive an on-demand version of our Case Management course to provide case management training to anyone in your department. This is a self-paced course with interactive scenarios, downloadable case management guides, and information about managing case status and disposition correctly, ensuring the proper change of RMS status options, and the procedures needed to correctly update cases. Learn how status and disposition fields in RMS function and when supplements must be written, and who should be authorized to change case status.

Records Employee Performance Improvement Plans on-demand $49

Improving employee performance and resolving “issues” comes down to having quantifiable accountability measures. Learn how to develop and implement an employee performance improvement plan (PIP) in this interactive, self-paced course. The course includes downloadable sample PIP’s and forms for tracking performance. Learn about the “Meeting” and importance of notifying employees of deficient performance, developing performance standards, tracking key performance indicators (KPI), how to initiate a PIP, documenting performance and conversation points, and what to say and how to say it.

Customizable Departmental NIBRS Report Writing Manual $195

Upon purchase, this document will be emailed to you for use by your entire department. Note however, while it is a comprehensive NIBRS report writing manual, it is designed to be customized to align with your existing policies and procedures, and approved through your department. It is a MS Word document which you can preview here.

  • NIBRS data elements and definitions
  • Report writing standards
  • Scenarios for officers
  • Supervisor responsibilities
  • Report review & correction policy
  • Situations requiring a report
  • By the end of shift policy
  • How many reports do I write? (Time and Place Rule, Acting in Concert, Hotel Rule)
  • How crimes are counted
  • Clearing cases by exception
  • Unfounding cases
  • Error-tracking and performance metrics

Records Unit and Records Management Policies $9.99

Drafting policy isn’t easy, but ours makes it a whole lot better. Written for today’s modern operations, these 2 policies establish S.O.P. for records management and for records unit operations.  Insert your state’s statutory references and agency protocols. Preview them here.


Checks, credit cards, PO’s accepted.


One person: $259

2nd person 25% off: $194.25

3rd person 35% off: $168.35

4th person (or more) 50% off: $129.50 each

Each person registered will receive a certificate.

Please note, the price for training is per-person. While it’s possible for multiple people to view the training online, the format of the training doesn’t change the value of the knowledge learned by each attendee. Just as if the seminar was in-person, we ask that you register each person who plans on participating and receiving the information that will be provided. Thank you.


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Pleasant Hill PD

“I have attended many seminars and training classes over the last 20 years in law enforcement; I have to say with certainty, yours was simply amazing. You are very informed about the topic you teach. VERY informed.”


“Compared to other records seminars, this blows them out of the water!! Not the same dry instruction, but actual real world conditions. The ideas for improving ‘systems’ and ‘people’ were sound and logical. Fantastic!”

Sunrise Police Dept.

“Records management seminar is a must for anyone who deals with records–very informative class, extremely knowledgeable instructor. Send your employees–it’s worth every penny.”


“This class exceeded my expectations! We have already scheduled future training with PRI Management Group. We are looking forward to the next class.”

Ft. Lauderdale Police Dept.

“I attended the Crime Stats and UCR for the Police Executive seminar. As with the others, the class was very informative. Thanks for another great class!”


“The seminar was outstanding, I hope to make some changes here in my department with some of what I have taken away from this class.”

Avon Park Police Dept.

“I have attended other records management seminars in the past and this one was far above any of the others. Thanks for a great class.”


“I really enjoyed the way every portion was explained. It wasn’t overwhelming, but it put into perspective the importance of running a good police records unit.”


“Ed is very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the police business. The stories are entertaining and have meaning to the topic at hand. Great incorporation of videos and images to liven up the lecture.”


“We thoroughly enjoyed the style and presentation of this class. It was easy to understand and the instructor made the class entertaining. Never a dull moment.”


“No suggestions. really enjoyed the class. We will be taking the UCR class in March and are very excited to get everything started for our own records unit.”

Upcoming Dates

  • 10/20/2022: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
  • 12/07/2022: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
  • 01/18/2023: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
  • 03/14/2023: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST