Criminal Justice Information Compliance and Innovation

Crime Stats & NIBRS for the Police Executive $250

Everything you need to know about your agency’s numbers.

Seminar Overview

Who should attend: Executives needing a practical understanding of NIBRS.

NOTE: This course focuses primarily on NIBRS reporting requirements.  If the location you attend is in a state that is still reporting via the Summary Reporting System, the course will be very beneficial in preparing you for the transition to NIBRS.

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:

  • Transitioning to NIBRS (for SRS states)
  • Is your agency recording and reporting crime correctly?
  • Dealing with the media.
  • The difference between NIBRS definitions and state statute.
  • 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

Included material

After registering, you will receive a link via email to online course material including UCR/NIBRS specifications, articles of interest, state UCR contact lists, and more.

Optional NIBRS Report Writing Manual ($195 for seminar attendees)

Available for purchase when you register. Designed for officers, supervisors and records personnel, this NIBRS compliant, customizable report writing manual will ensure your agency is producing accurate, error-free, well-written reports. Your officers will have a comprehensive guide that will improve the quality of reporting, provide policy requiring thorough review of reports by supervisors, and standards for everyone to follow.

What’s Inside

  • 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

How to Buy

See Manual

You can purchase the manual when you register. It will be emailed to you as a MS Word document.

Seminar registration: $250/person. 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.

Optional report writing manual: $195 for seminar attendees (only 1 needed per agency). The manual is available for purchase when you register for the seminar. It will be emailed to you as a MS Word document.


Remember to budget for our training courses.

Interested in Free Training? Host a Course

If you would like to have one of our workshops held at your agency and allow others to attend, you'll get 2 free seats and we'll do all the work!

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."


Until further notice, all seminars will be online.  You will be provided a link to participate and attend the seminar virtually, so register today!  Thereafter, a decision will be made regarding the need for continuing online. Thank you.

Payment Info

Credit card only.

Cancellations must be made more than 5 days in advance to receive a refund.  Other cancellations will be eligible for a credit to a future class.

Registration Info & Course Flier

Please pick a session below and register online.


Nov 18
Oct 13