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Reviewing and Approving Reports: Who Should Do It and How

SEMINAR OVERVIEW

To this day, many police agencies have an outdated and risky approach to reviewing and correcting reports. Doing it incorrectly leads to production of misinformation, different versions of reports, and risk of litigation. Misconceptions regarding the role records personnel and police supervisors play in the report review process are prevalent. Errors get overlooked, fingers are pointed, and officers feel frustrated.

 

Learn how to bring clarity, consistency, and buy-in to the importance of rejecting and correcting errors through a policy-driven quality control review process that ensures transparency, prevents risk in court testimony, and resolves the challenge of getting everyone on the same page. Learn how to review reports, correct errors, and document changes to reports the right way.

TRAINING GOALS

  • Helping agencies understand the correct approach to quality control of police reports;
  • Clarifying how reports should be reviewed, rejected, corrected, and by who;
  • Clarifying what types of mistakes should be rejected, and who should correct them;
  • Developing agency policy and procedure for quality control.

Specific Learning Objectives

  • Understanding what constitutes a mistake, and whether it can be corrected by records personnel, a supervisor, or only by the officer;
  • How to systematically review a report, identify errors, and develop consistent and transparent correction procedures;
  • How to track errors and build accountability for quality reporting with officers, supervisors, and records personnel.
What’s Included
  • Report scenarios, case studies, and exercises
  • Sample reports

Available for Additional Purchase

  • Report writing guide: how to write quality police reports to help ensure prosecution, and conviction.
  • NIBRS-based report writing manual (provided as a Word doc for agency-specific customization)

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
  • Sample reports
  • 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 to learn how to correctly manage case status and disposition in reports, and the procedures needed to correctly update cases. Learn how status and disposition fields in RMS function, when supplements must be written, and who should be authorized to change case status.

Customizable Departmental NIBRS Report Writing Manual $195

Get officers, records, and supervisors on the same page with what’s required for writing reports following NIBRS standards. The manual is designed to be customized to align with your existing policies and procedures. 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

Checks, credit cards, PO’s accepted.

DISCOUNTED PRICING

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. Each will receive a certificate. Thank you.

COURSE CATALOG

Course catalog download 2022-2023

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Registration Info

After registering, you can add additional courses if needed.

We accept Check and Credit Card Payments.

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.”

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“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.”

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“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!”

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One of the best paced and informative trainings I have attended. Material was spot on and great explanations of our laws and guiding authority.

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.”

ACTUAL COURSE COMMENTS

“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.”

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“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.”

ACTUAL COURSE COMMENTS

“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.”

SEE WHAT LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS ABOUT PRI

“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

  • 02/22/2023: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
  • 03/29/2023: 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST
  • 05/03/2023: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
  • 06/21/2023: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST