Criminal Law for Records Personnel $250

Seminar Overview (state specific)

Who should attend: Personnel who work in Records

We find that many records management professionals have never been formally trained in the difference between a robbery and a burglary, a theft and a robbery, an assault and a battery, a forgery and an uttering and...many others.  Yet, they are expected to review and approve reports!

This highly educational program will provide the legal training your Records personnel need to correctly decipher the events described in your agency's police reports. In order to reconcile what a police officer writes in a narrative with the classification of the report and how it should be counted for NIBRS purposes, understanding criminal statutes is imperative.  

Gain the confidence you need to correctly understand police reports and take your expertise to the next level upon completing this criminal law course. 

The training is state-specific and will cover your individual state's laws. Select your state in the registration area to the right.

Topics include:

  • Statutory definitions of crimes
  • Reconciling state law with NIBRS offenses
  • The "elements" of a crime

Included materials

After registering, you will receive a link via email to online course material including legal references, guides, articles of interest, NIBRS info, and more. . .

Optional NIBRS report writing manual ($195 for seminar attendees)

It is suggested you purchase the NIBRS Report Writing Manual which accompanies this course at a discounted rate for seminar attendees. Normally $479 on our site, you can purchase the manual when you register for $195.  It will be emailed to you as a MS Word doc with your invoice or receipt (for credit card purchases)..

See Manual

Optional records management and records unit SOPs ($9.99 each for seminar attendees)

You can also purchase two policies (Records Management and Records Unit Operations policies when you register.  These policies will be emailed to you for download as MS Word docs for customization as desired.

See Policies

Seminar registration: $250 per 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.

Optional records policies $9.99 each 


While you're here, you might as well download the full course catalog for future reference. It lists all courses and dates, and is great for budget planning.


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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."

Payment Info

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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.

Online Seminar Dates

Indiana – Online
Tuesday, June 28th
Kansas – Online
Wednesday, June 15th
Pennsylvania – Online
Thursday, June 9th
Colorado – Online
Tuesday, May 31st
Ohio – Online
Wednesday, May 25th
Texas – Online
Tuesday, May 10th
Florida – Online
Tuesday, May 3rd
New Jersey – Online
Wednesday, March 23rd
Illinois – Online
Wednesday, March 16th
California – Online
Thursday, March 10th
Oregon – Online
Wednesday, March 2nd
Wisconsin – Online
Wednesday, February 16th
Arizona – Online
Wednesday, February 9th
Florida – Online
Wednesday, January 19th
California – Online
Wednesday, November 17th